[erlang-bugs] Crypto app and Solaris Openssl libraries

Sverker Eriksson <>
Mon Oct 1 17:08:00 CEST 2012

John Peacock wrote:
> On 09/27/2012 01:12 PM, John Peacock wrote:
>> 2) Would you accept a patch for crypt.c to stub out the unsupported
>> 0.9.7[x] methods with atom_notsup (much like the HAVE_SHA### stuff is
>> currently handled)?
> It turns out that the only OpenSSL functionality newer than 0.9.7d that 
> the crypto app requires is DES_ede3_cfb_encrypt (introduced in 0.9.7e), 
> so the patch is quite simple (attached).  That is still preliminary 
> because I haven't tested it across all of our platforms.  And I still 
> cannot build Riak because at least one of the plugins (eleveldb) assumes 
> GNU tar without probing, and so the build breaks.  I'll send that patch 
> to the Riak list directly... :-(
> John
Thanks for the patch, John. Looks reasonable.

The comment about crypto being based on 0.9.7 is a documentation bug. I 
will fix that.
We currently build crypto against openssl 0.9.8.

/Sverker, Erlang/OTP

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