Installation of FreeRadius on Solaris 10

Michael Mitchell mitchell.michael at
Sun Jun 26 15:59:49 CEST 2005

I've had problems in the past with freeRADIUS and configure on Solaris 
9. It didn't seem to always pass what it found in configure in to the 
Makefiles, however it was limited to a couple of specific instances, I'm 
I'm pretty sure these were patched prior to 1.0.3.

However, I just built 1.0.4 on Solaris 10 x86 using gcc, and it went 
through with no problems. Haven't been back to check what actually got 
built though, but has -lssl and -lcrypto in the LIBS.

Generally Sun Freeware packages are installed in /usr/sfw. Configure 
picked up my openSSL installation with no problems, however I do have 
/usr/sfw/lib on my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

Check where libssl and libcrypto are installed, then
Check for the LDFLAGS

If neither of these include the directory where the libraries are 
installed, either adjust your LD_LIBRARY_PATH or use the

   --with-openssl-includes=DIR      Directory to look for OpenSSL 
include files
   --with-openssl-libraries=DIR     Directory to look for OpenSSL 
library files

options from configure to set the directory explicitly.

If that fixes the problem, good! If not, you need to dig further into 
the make process where it is failing, work out why it is failing, then 
work out why configure didn't configure things properly!

I'd also run a make distclean in the top level directory before doing a 
configure again, so you know its not just picking up the cached values 
each time.


Stefan.Neis at wrote:
> Jim Seymour wrote:
>>Jas <pingindia at> wrote:
>>>/usr/ccs/bin/ld -G -z defs -h -o
>>>.libs/  ltdl.lo  -ldl -lnsl -lresolv
>>>-lsocket -lposix4 -lpthread -lcrypto -lssl -lc
>>>ld: fatal: library -lcrypto: not found
>>>ld: fatal: library -lssl: not found
>>You're missing the libraries libcrypto and libssl.
> But then, why does configure in the OPs log claim they
> are available:
>>>checking for openssl/ssl.h... yes
>>>checking for DH_new in -lcrypto... yes
>>>checking for SSL_new in -lssl... yes
> That's totally puzzling to me. I think there something
> else going on ... :-(
>         Regards,
> 	        Stefan	
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