Compiling Ruby on OSX, OpenSSL error and possible fix


#1

I got this error compiling Ruby (ruby-1.8.6-p287) on OSX (10.5.6, Darwin
Kernel Version 9.6.0):

openssl_missing.h:123: error: conflicting types for ‘BN_rand_range’
/usr/local/include/openssl/bn.h:411: error: previous declaration of
‘BN_rand_range’ was here
openssl_missing.h:124: error: conflicting types for
‘BN_pseudo_rand_range’
/usr/local/include/openssl/bn.h:412: error: previous declaration of
‘BN_pseudo_rand_range’ was here
make[1]: *** [openssl_missing.o] Error 1

These functions were declared in two different files. Once in
include/openssl/bn.h and again in
ruby-1.8.6-p287/ext/openssl/openssl_missing.h

I solved it commenting these two lines in include/openssl/bn.h[411,412].


#2

Late, running Gem I got this error:

$ gem update
dyld: NSLinkModule() error
dyld: Symbol not found: _EVP_CIPHER_CTX_block_size
Referenced from:
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/i686-darwin9.6.0/openssl.bundle
Expected in: flat namespace

Trace/BPT trap

Removing openssl port installed previously with macports all work fine!

You forgive for this monologue.
Juan M…

Juan M. wrote:

I got this error compiling Ruby (ruby-1.8.6-p287) on OSX (10.5.6, Darwin
Kernel Version 9.6.0):

openssl_missing.h:123: error: conflicting types for ‘BN_rand_range’
/usr/local/include/openssl/bn.h:411: error: previous declaration of
‘BN_rand_range’ was here
openssl_missing.h:124: error: conflicting types for
‘BN_pseudo_rand_range’
/usr/local/include/openssl/bn.h:412: error: previous declaration of
‘BN_pseudo_rand_range’ was here
make[1]: *** [openssl_missing.o] Error 1

These functions were declared in two different files. Once in
include/openssl/bn.h and again in
ruby-1.8.6-p287/ext/openssl/openssl_missing.h

I solved it commenting these two lines in include/openssl/bn.h[411,412].


#3

I got the same error installing Ruby EE 1.8.6 and solved it by moving
openssl out of my include path.

$ sudo mv /usr/include/openssl/ ~/

:slight_smile: