[vbox-dev] Compile error on SnowLeopard (openssl version mismatch)

Tom Birch froody at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 05:22:32 GMT 2009

Ah right, so it seems like at least on SnowLeopard, the matching for
openssl in the configure script is a bit broken - there's 1 digit of
precision missing from the version number, so it thinks that 0.9.7 is
good. After fixing that (patch below) I tried to build openssl with
macports, but it breaks because openssl doesn't like to use an SDK,
and VBox uses the 10.5 SDK, so there's link errors:

Undefined symbols:
  "_fopen$UNIX2003", referenced from:
      _BIO_new_file in libcrypto.a(bss_file.o)
      _file_ctrl in libcrypto.a(bss_file.o)
      _open_console in libcrypto.a(ui_openssl.o)
      _open_console in libcrypto.a(ui_openssl.o)

Does anybody build VBox on SnowLeopard? If so, how do you get around this?

Also, I hear VBox has support for the 64bit kernel in SnowLeopard, how
do you guys do that if you require the 10.5 SDK everywhere?


Index: configure
--- configure	(revision 24052)
+++ configure	(working copy)
@@ -818,7 +818,7 @@
 extern "C" int main(void)
   printf("found version %s", OPENSSL_VERSION_TEXT);
-#if OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER >= 0x0090800
+#if OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER >= 0x00908000
   printf(", OK.\n");
   return 0;

On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Christian Pöštzsch
<Christian.Poetzsch at sun.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> have you rerun the configure script, it should check that? You are right the
> OpenSSL version in the 10.5 SDK isn't sufficient anymore. Please install a
> newer one with the help of MacPorts or manually. You can specify the path
> with configure options.
> Christian
> Tom Birch wrote:
>> I've been trying to compile trunk on SnowLeopard and I get the errors
>> below. I believe this is due to the sha code expecting a newer version
>> of openssl than is in the 10.5 SDK. The problem was introduced in
>> r23503 (I can build and run r23500 fine, but r23501/2 have other
>> issues).
>> Is this a known issue? Is it likely to be fixed anytime soon?
>> cheers,
>> Tom
>> /Users/local/vboxtrunk/include/iprt/sha.h:143: error: 'SHA256_CTX'
>> does not name a type
>> /Users/local/vboxtrunk/include/iprt/sha.h:222: error: 'SHA512_CTX'
>> does not name a type
>> kBuild: Compiling VBoxRT -
>> /Users/local/vboxtrunk/src/VBox/Runtime/r3/darwin/mp-darwin.cpp
>> /Users/local/vboxtrunk/src/VBox/Runtime/common/checksum/sha512.cpp:44:
>> error: 'union RTSHA512CONTEXT' has no member named 'Private'
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