[xmlsec] oracle / crypto issue

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Thu Dec 2 13:33:53 PST 2010

You might also want to talk to Oracle and explain to them that
statically linking a widely used open source library is a BAD idea.


On 12/2/10 1:26 PM, Roumen Petrov wrote:
> 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.
> Roumen
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