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Old 12-19-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question about SSL


I just recently re-installed Slack 10.2 and am having difficulties with SSL.

When I try to run GAIM I get a message stating:
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SSL support is needed for MSN. Please install a supported SSL library.
Problem is that I dont know where or how to do so. I also suspect that the SSL is the problem behind me not being able to get email through ThunderBird.

If someone knows how and where to get a SSL library I would appreciate the help.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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You can find openssl in the "N" series of packages.

Lack of SSL will only hinder Thunderbird if you have the "Use SSL" option selected.

Cheers,
Eddie
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:15 PM   #3
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One more thing to remind you,
you have to manually add the library of firefox to ldd, so that gaim can connect to MSN server with SSL.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
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Not to sound to stupid , but I am rather new to the world of Linux and am a wee bit confused on how to
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manually add the library of firefox to ldd
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Whether it is that I dont remeber how to access the "n" series, I am not able to get pkgtool to go into my slack disc to open "n" series to install openssl.

(That and I am confident in thinking that I installed openssl - however since I can't use it I guess I didnt)

I appreciate the assistance though
 
Old 12-20-2005, 09:33 PM   #5
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not to be pushy -- but does any one know of a resolution?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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Hi Thanotos,

You can go to slackware.com to download OpenSSL packages. Login as root and use installpkg command to install it.

To enable MSN support in gaim,
please add the following line to /etc/ld.so.conf:

/usr/lib/firefox (if you are using firefox for browser)
/usr/lib/mozilla (if you are using mozilla suite)

Hope it helps.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 07:32 PM   #7
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I am still having a few issues. I was going through KPackage and was looking under the openssl-solibs-0.9.7g-i486-1 and saw that the file /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf.new is marked with a red "X" and when I click to get more info the error:
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Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///etc/ssl/openssl.cnf.new does not exist
I then checked the openssl-0.9.7g-i486-1 and again saw the very same errors.

Is this anything to be concerned or take notice of?

trying to do some reading on the issue I found this command:
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openssl req -config /etc/ssl/openssl.cnf -new -key www.mydomain.com.key -out www.mydomain.com.csr
Should I perform some, part, or none of this code?
 
  


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