In message <cls4mq0rfe / enews4.newsguy.com>,
 `ptkwt / aracnet.com (Phil Tomson)' wrote:
> So then I saw something about the --with-openssl-dir option for 
> configure, and I ran configure again using:
>   ./configure --with-openssl-dir=/usr/local/ssl/include/openssl/

Did you try this?

  ./configure --with-openssl-dir=/usr/local/ssl

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