[erlang-bugs] Dynamical link of SSL

Christian Faulhammer <>
Mon Dec 17 09:57:40 CET 2007

"Sergei Golovan" <>:

> 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).

 Ok, thanks for the pointer.
> 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.

 In what way does it change default behaviour (we already use that fix
in Gentoo)?  Because ejabberd won't work in our environment without
dynamical linking.


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode

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