[xmlsec] Configuring with openssl

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Wed Jan 18 15:36:00 PST 2006

>> 1) xmlsec is looking in the lib/ folder because this is
>> how openssl is usually installed. If you build openssl from
>> sources, then you have to do 'make install' to make it work.
> It seems a very bad idea to me. Our company is implementing a huge patch
> to openssl and it's impossible to install openssl. So it seems to be
> useful to use this patch...
Well, what I usually do is the following:
1) Configure/compile/install openssl with "--prefix=$HOME/local"
2) Configure/compile/install xmlsec with "--openssl-dir=$HOME/local"
3) Setup LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include $HOME/local/lib

> The other question is:
> I want to debug xmlsec using gdb. What should I add to LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> to get the same result as ./apps/xmlsec1 (wrapper script) gets? Now I
> set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to ./src/.libs;./src/openssl/.libs but it seems to
> be not enough...
I believe you also need to add ./src/openssl/.libs/


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