[New-bugs-announce] [issue23963] Windows build error using original openssl source

Anselm Kruis report at bugs.python.org
Wed Apr 15 14:20:30 CEST 2015

New submission from Anselm Kruis:

I just had an issue rebuilding 2.7.9 with openssl-1.0.1m. Because this openssl version is not yet available from svn.python.org, I used the original source from https://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-1.0.1m.tar.gz.
Of course Perl is installed.


The build fails, because the created makefile ms/nt.mak contains rules for excluded ciphers ("RC5", "MDC2", "IDEA"). The documentation in PCbuild/readme.txt anticipates a similar compile error: "You may have to manually remove $(OBJ_D)\i_*.obj from ms\nt.mak if the build process complains about missing files or forbidden IDEA."

Obviously manual patching of ms\nt.mak is inconvenient. A clean solution: invoke the openssl Configure script with appropriate arguments:

perl Configure no-rc5 no-mdc2 no-idea ...

The attached patch changes PCbuild/build_ssl.py to add the no-xxx args  to the Configure command line.

Python 3.x already contains a similar fix (changeset bcf93e3766e8).

components: Build
files: 2.7-build_ssl.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 241096
nosy: anselm.kruis, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows build error using original openssl source
type: compile error
versions: Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file39034/2.7-build_ssl.patch

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