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

Jon Siwek (JIRA) jira at bro-tracker.atlassian.net
Sun Apr 10 13:08:00 PDT 2016

    [ https://bro-tracker.atlassian.net/browse/BIT-1506?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=25602#comment-25602 ] 

Jon Siwek commented on BIT-1506:

For Homebrew, `./configure --with-openssl=/usr/local/opt/openssl` works for me, so I don't think there's a problem w/ the --with-openssl option.  What was the exact command you tried, Adam?

Homebrew has OpenSSL as a keg-only formula -- they install it a non-standard location to make it less likely to cause conflict w/ the system OpenSSL.  At least that was the idea when OS X provided its own OpenSSL.  I'm not sure if Homebrew plans to eventually remove the keg-only status of their formula in light of Apple's complete removal of OpenSSLl.  A user can probably also force Homebrew to link it into its standard prefix location via `brew link --force openssl`, but that's probably not something to generally recommend.

If you're going for the "it just works" feeling, consider merging "topic/jsiwek/homebrew-openssl" in the "cmake" repo.

> 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>

This message was sent by Atlassian JIRA

More information about the bro-dev mailing list