[erlang-bugs] Dynamical link of SSL

Sergei Golovan <>
Mon Dec 17 09:31:05 CET 2007


On 12/17/07, Christian Faulhammer <> wrote:
>
> Secondly: Is there a specific reason SSL is not built dynamically in
> erts?  (SSL_DYNAMIC_ONLY in configure.)  We have several problems on
> hardened boxes and in connection with SSL support in
> ejabberd with it (text relocations)...but maybe there are severe reasons
> to deactivate that.

A short reason can be found in
http://www.erlang.org/download/otp_src_R11B-5.readme (find OTP-6680).

But I'd say that the real problem is that it's impossible (or I
couldn't find a way) to enable dynamic linking without patching
configure scripts. A minimal patch can be found at
http://svn.berlios.de/wsvn/erlang-pkg/erlang/trunk/debian/patches/75dynamicssl.diff?op=file&rev=0&sc=0
but I don't think it's suitable for main Erlang/OTP distribution
because it changes default behavior.

-- 
Sergei Golovan



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