[Slackbuilds-users] /lib/libssl.so.0.9.8: no version information available

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sun Nov 27 20:58:19 UTC 2011

On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:02:18 +0200
Audrius Kažukauskas <audrius at neutrino.lt> wrote:

> Hi,
> New version of PyPy just got released, and seeing that the binaries do
> not depend on (incompatible with Slackware) libffi anymore, I decided
> to repackage them instead of building from source (which takes lots
> of time and RAM).
> I tested pypy with some code of mine, it worked great except one
> thing: whenever I invoke pypy executable, I get the following
> warnings in stderr:
>   ./pypy: /lib/libssl.so.0.9.8: no version information available
>   (required by ./pypy)
>   ./pypy: /lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8: no version information available
>   (required by ./pypy)
> Running ldd -v ./pypy shows:
>   libssl.so.0.9.8 => /lib/libssl.so.0.9.8 (0xf76cd000)
>   libcrypto.so.0.9.8 => /lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 (0xf7587000)
> and in version information section:
>   libssl.so.0.9.8 (OPENSSL_0.9.8) => not found
>   libcrypto.so.0.9.8 (OPENSSL_0.9.8) => not found
> I recalled reading a discussion on some mailing list (can't find a
> link to archives though) where it was explained that this is what
> happens when you use something built against OpenSSL from Debian on a
> different system.  Wanting to be sure, I checked Debian source
> package for openssl and indeed found a patch where they add
>   $shared_ldflag .= " -Wl,--version-script=openssl.ld";
> line to Configure script and create openssl.ld file containing
>   OPENSSL_0.9.8 {
>           global:
>                   *;
>   };
> So, I am quite confident that PyPy was built using Debian (or
> derivative) system.
> Now, the real questions: is it safe to use such binary on Slackware?

I don't think it will hurt anything, but of course, I'm *far* from
an expert on this sort of thing.   

> If yes, is it possible to suppress these warnings?

No idea :/

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