[erlang-questions] erlang fails to load crypto on solaris 10 x86_64

Sverker Eriksson <>
Tue Nov 13 12:24:47 CET 2012


Looks like this bug is dependent on which implementation/version of the 
"m4" macro processor is used.

Here is a patch. Note the two different types of quote characters around 
the word ifdef.

diff --git a/erts/emulator/hipe/hipe_bif_list.m4 
b/erts/emulator/hipe/hipe_bif_list.m4
index 942fa0c..7f78ddd 100644
--- a/erts/emulator/hipe/hipe_bif_list.m4
+++ b/erts/emulator/hipe/hipe_bif_list.m4
@@ -245,7 +245,7 @@ noproc_primop_interface_5(nbif_bs_put_big_integer, 
hipe_bs_put_big_integer)

 gc_bif_interface_0(nbif_check_get_msg, hipe_check_get_msg)

-#ifdef NO_FPE_SIGNALS
+#`ifdef' NO_FPE_SIGNALS
 nocons_nofail_primop_interface_0(nbif_emulate_fpe, hipe_emulate_fpe)
 #endif

/Sverker


Venu Middela wrote:
> Hi Sverker,    attached is the amd64_bifs.S. We do not have Hipe enabled as part of the application. I'm in the process of compiling erlang with "==disable-hipe" option to see if it compiles successfully.will let you know.
>
> Thanks,Venu
>
>   
>> Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:03:55 +0100
>> From: 
>> To: 
>> CC: ; 
>> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] erlang fails to load crypto on solaris 10 x86_64
>>
>> Use --disable-hipe as a workaround if you do not plan to use hipe.
>>
>> In either way, could you sent me (off list) the generated file
>> erts/emulator/i386-pc-solaris2.10/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.S
>>
>> /Sverker
>>
>> Venu Middela wrote:
>>     
>>> Sverker, Thanks for the quick suggestion.. I was able to compile and build  64-bit openssl along with building shared objects.
>>> Now, when i try to compile erlang 15B01, running into a new compilation error..
>>>
>>> Here's my configure parameters before running gmake..
>>>
>>> #./configure --enable-m64-build --prefix=/export/home/vmi/ERL --enable-threads --enable-smp-support 
>>> --with-ssl=/usr/local/ssl --with-ssl-lib=/usr/local/ssl/lib 
>>>
>>> Heres' the compilation error:
>>> gcc -m64  -m64  -fPIC -I/export/home/vmi/otp/otp_src_R15B01/erts/i386-pc-so
>>> laris2.10  -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -DERTS_SMP -DHAVE_CONFIG_
>>> H -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wdeclaration-after-statement -
>>> DUSE_THREADS -D_THREAD_SAFE -D_REENTRANT -DPOSIX_THREADS -D_POSIX_PTHREAD_SEMANT
>>> ICS  -Ii386-pc-solaris2.10/opt/smp -Ibeam -Isys/unix -Isys/common -Ii386-pc-sola
>>> ris2.10 -Izlib  -Ipcre -Ihipe -I../include -I../include/i386-pc-solaris2.10 -I..
>>> /include/internal -I../include/internal/i386-pc-solaris2.10 -c i386-pc-solaris2.
>>> 10/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.S -o obj/i386-pc-solaris2.10/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.
>>> o                                                                               
>>> i386-pc-solaris2.10/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.S:2005:2: #endif without #if        
>>> gmake[3]: *** [obj/i386-pc-solaris2.10/opt/smp/hipe_amd64_bifs.o] Error 1       
>>> gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/export/home/vmi/otp/otp_src_R15B01/erts/emula
>>> tor'                                                                            
>>> gmake[2]: *** [opt] Error 2                                                     
>>> gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/export/home/vmi/otp/otp_src_R15B01/erts/emula
>>> tor'                                                                            
>>> gmake[1]: *** [smp] Error 2                                                     
>>> gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/export/home/vmi/otp/otp_src_R15B01/erts'     
>>> gmake: *** [emulator] Error 2                                                   
>>> ddela/otp/:/export/home/vmi/otp/otp_src_R15BThanks,
>>> Venu
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:25:51 +0100
>>>> From: 
>>>> To: 
>>>> CC: ; 
>>>> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] erlang fails to load crypto on solaris 10 x86_64
>>>>
>>>> You have to configure openssl source tree with option 'shared' to get 
>>>> dynamic libraries.
>>>> Option 'no-asm' might also help if you get compile problems. Read INSTALL.
>>>>
>>>> /Sverker
>>>>
>>>> Venu Middela wrote:
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>>> Attila,
>>>>>  I did try installing the package openssl0.9.8, but the binaries from this package are 32 bit.
>>>>> also, when i tried to compile from the  sourcecode , strangely, the compile/make is not building the 64-bit binaries for libcrypto and libssl..
>>>>> here's the contents of compiled /usr/local/ssl/lib
>>>>> bash-3.2$ pwd                                                                  
>>>>> /usr/local/ssl/lib                                                              
>>>>>
>>>>> -bash-3.2$ ls    
>>>>> engines      libcrypto.a  libssl.a     pkgconfig 
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Venu
>>>>>
>>>>>   
>>>>>       
>>>>>           
>>>>>> Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:50:21 +0100
>>>>>> From: 
>>>>>> To: 
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] erlang fails to load crypto on solaris 10	x86_64
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2012/11/8 Venu Middela <>:
>>>>>>     
>>>>>>         
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> Steve,
>>>>>>>  Thanks for pointing out the correct version of crypto.
>>>>>>> Could you please point to instructions on how to patch crypto to remove the
>>>>>>> NIF des_ede3_cfb_crypt.
>>>>>>> I couldnt find a solaris package version 0.9.8. Looked through oracle sites
>>>>>>> for updated package and/or any patch that would
>>>>>>> upgrade openssl to 0.9.8, but no luck.
>>>>>>>       
>>>>>>>           
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>> Check sunfreeware.com (or one of its mirrors). For example this is a
>>>>>> 0.9.8 package for Solaris 10 on x86:
>>>>>> http://sunfreeware.saix.net/programlistintel10.html#openssl098p It
>>>>>> seems that now the main site requires registration :-(
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