checking for SSL... configure: error: Cannot find ssl libraries

Posted on 2006-07-12
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I am installing Nagios NRPE package in my Ubuntu machine and upon running the ./configure command, i get this error

checking for SSL... configure: error: Cannot find ssl libraries
and the installation stops...
I googled this error but couldn't find a fix.
I installed openssl package, but that didn't fix it..

Any suggestions?
Question by:jibranilyas
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Author Comment

ID: 17092124
never mind, i got it fixed,

i installed the dev package

"apt-get install libssl-dev"
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Author Comment

ID: 17100212
Done. Thanks Gary,

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Expert Comment

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On certain AIX systems the ssl development package lives in


instead of the expected


If this is the case, edit the file


and find the line

 for dir in $ssl_inc_dir $ssl_dir /usr/local/openssl /usr/local/ssl /usr/lib/ssl /usr/ssl /usr/pkg /usr/local /usr /usr/freeware/lib/openssl; do

Change this line to contain the path


like so:
 for dir in $ssl_inc_dir $ssl_dir /usr/local/openssl /usr/local/ssl /usr/lib/ssl /usr/ssl /usr/pkg /usr/local /usr /usr/freeware/lib/openssl; do


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