[xmlsec] oracle / crypto issue

Roumen Petrov xmlsec at roumenpetrov.info
Thu Dec 2 13:26:17 PST 2010

Erik Smith wrote:
> I need to load certificate keys to validate XML containing XML Security
> content.  openssl seems to be the path of least resistance, but there seems
> to be a static library conflict between Oracle's libclntst11.a file and
> symbols in libcrypto.a, presumably because Oracle statically links in a
> version of crypto.  I get errrors like this:
> libclntst11.a(truntim.o): In function `ERR_load_strings':
> truntim.c:(text.unlikely+0x58): multiple definition of `ERR_load_strings'
> libcrypto.a(err.o):err.c:(.text+0x19c0): first defined here
> /usr/bin/ld: Warning: size of symbol `ERR_load_strings' changed from 97 in
> libcrypto.a(err.o) to 10 in libclntst11.a(truntim.o)
> Is there an easy way around this openssl / crypto conflict?
> gcrypt doesn't have this issue but it doesn't support certificate keys.  Is
> there a preferred cryptographic library that provides a broad range of
> support with the least amount of issues?
> erik

./configure --help will show how to set header/library search paths.
Put flags with paths to openssl headers and libraries so that 
compiler/linker to find them first.


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