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

Adam Slagell (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Fri Apr 8 12:58:00 PDT 2016

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Adam Slagell commented on BIT-1506:

I still see three issues: 
* that we lack instructions on how to get 2.4.x to work on 10.11
* git-master still does not work out-of-the-box
* configure option --with-openssl=PATH does not work completely.

If someone comes up with simple instructions for getting 2.4.x to work on El Capitan, I will test them. Using the "--with-openssl" configure option does not set the path correctly for everything.

I found that git-master will build if you export the correct path as below for home brew.

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$(brew --prefix)/opt/openssl/lib/pkgconfig

But we should try to make it detect automatically for common Mac packaging solutions like MacPorts and Homebrew.

> 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
>            Assignee: Robin Sommer
>             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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