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    configure: error: OpenSSL-devel is missing


    Hello People,

    I have been running Linux for 2 days now and for 2 days long I have been trying to figure out what the problem is with this program.
    I downloaded a .tar.gz file and extracted it to my desktop.
    Then I installed the Gnu C compiler because I needed it to run the file.
    This is what is in the map:
    aclocal.m4 config.log configure.ac install-sh Makefile.in
    config.h.in configure depcomp Makefile.am missing
    and the directory: /src

    I run Linux Mint 10 and I get this error:
    anonymous.lnuxmint ~/Desktop/slowest-1.3 $ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for g++... g++
    checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
    checking for C++ compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
    checking for gcc... gcc
    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 dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking for SSL_library_init in -lssl... no
    configure: error: OpenSSL-devel is missing
    Now I think I downloaded OpenSSL and installed it but I am not sure.
    Still trying to figure out how to fix this

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    Hello and Welcome!

    configure: error: OpenSSL-devel is missing
    How did you go about installing openssl?
    Try running this:
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    # apt-get install libssl-dev
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    Well I tried installing the RPM package or something but I needed more permission however I used the "su" command so I was root I did not know what went wrong???

    The commands did not really work but I got the point so I marked some openssl development tools in the software package manager thing and turns out it works now... Sorts off??
    Anway I tried some commands and now in the /src I get a .exe file so I think well that must be it... Right?
    I opened it in W7 and it was not compatible for some reason? Something with 32/64bit error or something? So I runned it in Winxp mode (you know the vmware thing) and It says "Program won't fit into memory or to big for memory or something".
    So program is still not running. I am not sure what I did wrong but I still need to read and practice Linux some more however if it is possible I would like to get the program to work sooner then I know how Linux works.

    Perhaps you could tell me what went wrong with the .exe or you could compile it for me please?

    code.google.com / p /slowhttptest

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    An .exe file will not work in Linux. That's a Windows file extension.
    An .rpm package won't work in Mint, which is a Debian based system, which uses .deb files.
    Likewise, these file won't work in Windows.
    Take a look here: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Post #4 will be of most interest to you, as it deals with your package manager.
    Post #2 deals with compiling software from source.
    And last, Post #8 is for installing binary files and scripts.

    Hope that helps clear it up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    An .exe file will not work in Linux. That's a Windows file extension.
    An .rpm package won't work in Mint, which is a Debian based system, which uses .deb files.
    Likewise, these file won't work in Windows.
    Take a look here:

    Post #4 will be of most interest to you, as it deals with your.
    Post #2 deals with compiling software from source.
    And last, Post #8 is for installing binary files and scripts.

    Hope that helps clear it up a bit.
    I will read it through but you know when I compile with a c++ compiler and an .exe comes out I expect it to run on Windows systems.

    If you could spare the trouble please compile this file for me or teach me how to use it:
    code.google(.)com/p/slowhttptest/

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    Beyond it's name and purpose, I'm unfamiliar with the program. So I wouldn't really be able to teach you how to use it.
    However, learning to compile it on your own would benefit you more than if someone else did it for you.
    Since the file is in .tar.gz format, this post should be of help to you: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...tml#post344054
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    Compiling is usually as simple as running the following in the source directory
    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    In your case you have hit a missing dependency so you need to install that and re-run configure. IIRC, Mint uses sudo rather than a root account so to install the missing dependency, run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
    and give your password when asked. The cursor will not move when you enter your password.

    When re-running the configure step, you may hit more missing dependencies so just install them and try again.

    Is there a package for the software you are trying to install?
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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