Subject: Re: Error compiling security/ssh
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/26/2000 16:47:01
	At the very least can we add a large comment to the ssh Makefile
	until tshi is fixed - to alert anyone else who trips over this?

			       -- A pmap for every occasion --

On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000 wrote:
> > >> > sshconnect.o: Undefined symbol `_mpz_clear' referenced from text segment
> > >> This sounds familiar... do you have the gmp package installed?
> > >I've deinstalled gmp-3.0.1 because the ssh-distribution includes a gmp-package.
> > >Now it works!
> > 
> > 	Hubert, in security/ssh/Makefile, there's no DEPENDS line for gmp-*.
> > 	is it okay?
> Yes. The problem is that a having gmp-3.* _installed_ interferes with
> the build against the included gmp-2.*. The trivial (and wrong)
> solution would be to CONFLICT with gmp-3.*. Another possibility is to
> modify the packages CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS to ensure that the included
> gmp is preferred, but this looks non-trivial because of the
> --with-ssl-dir argument. (Setting this to /usr/pkg may lead to
> /usr/pkg being used in other places, too.)
> Perhaps easiest would be to modify the package to build against the
> packaged gmp-3.*. I seem to remember that librep required only a
> single-line code change to go from gmp-2.* to gmp-3.*.
> IMO, this should not hold up the 1.4.3 tag. The bulk-build should
> ensure that gmp is not installed at build time, and furthermore, any
> successfully created binary package will be unaffected by this.