Subject: Re: OpenSSL and pkgconfig clash
To: Ben Collver <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/30/2004 09:01:21
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:12:06 -0800 Ben Collver <> wrote:

>On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 03:01:25PM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
>> to make GNOME and some stuff, you inherit devel/pkgconfig
>> if you have pkgconfig installed, some s/w assumes it can find openssl.
>> If you have system openssl, or install from pkgs, you don't get
>> This has been reported in OpenBSD, and I suspect the same fix suggested
>> there (make a pkgconfig .pc file) works for us..
>I found interesting commentary here:
>``reported a similar problem with the lack of
>/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/openssl.pc from base, but it was determined
>that openssl.pc was a Red Hat specific file and that the author of the
>autoconf was responsible for implementing a better check.''
>Can you give an example pkgsrc package that has this problem?

pkgsrc/mail/sylpheed-claws -it has openssl to do SMTP-AUTH, and ssl certs.