Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Link failed on SuSE9.1, "cannot find -lcrypto"

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From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 23:14:03 +0200
On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 08:16:48PM +0200, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> >You don't have openssl-devel installed. This is indeed an oversight of our
> >autoconf process. The autoconf process also doesn't notice if no bison/yacc
> >is installed (just noticed these two things when setting up a Suse 9.1
> >to compile Ethereal cvs earlier today :)

> BTW: it's a bad way to take care of users. The user:
> -won't find a hint on the (really) required packages (autoconf/configure 
> won't tell him)
> -won't get a hint when doing the build steps as described
> -fails to link the program together (for lack of some libraries)
> -won't get immediate response from the mailing list, as he/she isn't 
> subscribed (and doesn't want to be), he/she will need to wait for one or 
> more days for mailing list moderator approval.

I don't see things that negatively. If people always gave up that quickly,
they'd never accomplish anything. Nevertheless these two are bugs and need
to be fixed. It's just a matter when I find the time...

Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.