Compilation issue with 1.1.1k version

Matt Caswell matt at
Wed Apr 7 18:39:22 UTC 2021

On 07/04/2021 19:31, Boris Shpoungin via openssl-users wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using cross compiler toolchain (arm-hisiv200-linux-gnueabi) to 
> compile openssl library for arm based custom board.
> I had no problems to compile version 1.1.1a, however I am having 
> troubles to compile versions 1.1.1i and 1.1.1k:
> ${LDCMD:-arm-hisiv200-linux-gnueabi-gcc} -pthread -Wa,--noexecstack 
> -Wall -O3 -L.   \
> -o apps/openssl apps/asn1pars.o apps/ca.o apps/ciphers.o apps/cms.o 
> apps/crl.o apps/crl2p7.o apps/dgst.o apps/dhparam.o apps/dsa.o 
> apps/dsaparam.o apps/ec.o apps/ecparam.o apps/enc.o apps/engine.o 
> apps/errstr.o apps/gendsa.o apps/genpkey.o apps/genrsa.o apps/nseq.o 
> apps/ocsp.o apps/openssl.o apps/passwd.o apps/pkcs12.o apps/pkcs7.o 
> apps/pkcs8.o apps/pkey.o apps/pkeyparam.o apps/pkeyutl.o apps/prime.o 
> apps/rand.o apps/rehash.o apps/req.o apps/rsa.o apps/rsautl.o 
> apps/s_client.o apps/s_server.o apps/s_time.o apps/sess_id.o 
> apps/smime.o apps/speed.o apps/spkac.o apps/srp.o apps/storeutl.o 
> apps/ts.o apps/verify.o apps/version.o apps/x509.o \
> apps/libapps.a -lssl -lcrypto -ldl -pthread
> ./ undefined reference to `set_sys_error'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> Makefile:6271: recipe for target 'apps/openssl' failed
> make[1]: *** [apps/openssl] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/bshpungin/tools/openssl/1.1.1k'
> Makefile:174: recipe for target 'all' failed
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Can anyone advise what could be the problem and where set_sys_error 
> function/macro is defined?

It's a macro defined in the file e_os.h:

# define set_sys_error(e)        errno=(e)

It's only used in 2 files(crypto/dso/dso_dlfcn.c and crypto/err/err.c), 
both of which directly include e_os.h. It's quite strange that the 
definition of the macro is not being picked up.


> Thanks
> Robert

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