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Old 07-02-2009, 06:37 AM   #1
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ERROR: Could not find OpenSSL headers/libraries.

Hi All,

I am new to linux, I am trying to install rdesktop client on my laptop to connect to windows machines using RDP, it is giving hard time, giving errors.

Pls help me, on how to install this rdesktop, I am using SUSE desktop enterprise version.

slexdestop:/usr/local/rdesktop-1.6.0 # ./configure -x-includes /usr/lib/xorg -x-libraries /usr/lib/xorg -with-openssl=/usr/share/doc/packages/openssl
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
checking for X... libraries /usr/lib/xorg, headers /usr/lib/xorg
checking whether -R must be followed by a space... neither works
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet... no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub... no
checking for gethostbyname... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... no
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for library containing socket... none required
checking for library containing inet_aton... none required
checking sys/select.h usability... yes
checking sys/select.h presence... yes
checking for sys/select.h... yes
checking sys/modem.h usability... no
checking sys/modem.h presence... no
checking for sys/modem.h... no
checking sys/filio.h usability... no
checking sys/filio.h presence... no
checking for sys/filio.h... no
checking sys/strtio.h usability... no
checking sys/strtio.h presence... no
checking for sys/strtio.h... no
checking locale.h usability... yes
checking locale.h presence... yes
checking for locale.h... yes
checking langinfo.h usability... yes
checking langinfo.h presence... yes
checking for langinfo.h... yes
checking for strip... strip
checking for OpenSSL directory... Not found

ERROR: Could not find OpenSSL headers/libraries.
To specify a path manually, use the --with-openssl option.


Old 07-02-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

All you have to do is :

./configure --with-x
... and "configure will show these lines :
checking for X... libraries , headers
checking for OpenSSL directory... /usr

And next : run 'make' .

'openssl-devel' , 'xorg-x11-devel' must of course
already be installed before running './configure --with-x' :
# zypper in openssl-devel xorg-x11-devel
P.S.: /usr/local/ shouldn't be used for compiling.
/home/"username"/ is meant for that : Then 'configure'
and 'make' can be run as ordinary user.

Last edited by knudfl; 07-02-2009 at 09:05 AM.
Old 02-09-2013, 12:39 AM   #3
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openssl headers

I ran into this same problem. You need to have libssl-dev installed.
Then I ran ./configure and everything worked fine.


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