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

Vlad Grigorescu (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Fri Nov 13 12:39:00 PST 2015

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Vlad Grigorescu commented on BIT-1506:

Realistically, no one really runs Bro on OS X. But it is prominently labelled as a supported OS. From the downloads page: "Bro requires a Unix platform. We support Linux, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X, both 32-bit and 64-bit."

Really, I think this just requires an update to our requirements: https://www.bro.org/sphinx/install/install.html#required-dependencies

At the same time, it might be worth expanding on what exactly we support (e.g. Linux kernel versions > X, do we still need 32-bit support, etc?)

> 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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