[Bro-Dev] [JIRA] (BIT-1506) Bro fails to build on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) due to OpenSSL header removal

Johanna Amann (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Wed Nov 11 14:41:00 PST 2015

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Johanna Amann commented on BIT-1506:

Atually, just from my experience, the package-managers are really unproblematic with openssl. I have only used brew and macports -- but they both seem to always update openssl rapidly - and I have so far not really have had problems with the several different versions simultaneously existing (but my pain threshold might be higher than other peoples).

In any case - apple themselves seemed to be way slower in applying updates than any of the package managers. We do not provide mac binaries anymore, so we do not have a problem in that regard.

We could potentially provide headers for the mac version of OpenSSL - but I am really not sure I like that an what kind of breaking it could entail if versions change...

> Bro fails to build on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) due to OpenSSL header removal
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BIT-1506
>                 URL: https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1506
>             Project: Bro Issue Tracker
>          Issue Type: Problem
>          Components: Bro
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Vlad Grigorescu
>             Fix For: 2.5
> It looks like Apple removed the OpenSSL headers with El Capitan[1] (OS X
> 10.11), and now Bro fails to build on OS X. Apple's recommendation is
> that we either include a copy of OpenSSL ourselves or we use their
> Secure Transport API.
> [1] - <https://lists.apple.com/archives/macnetworkprog/2015/Jun/msg00025.html>

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