On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:55:57 -0500, Muk Yan wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Ruby-newbie here.  I've exhausted google and I've yet to find a solution
> to this problem.  I might be just reading the solutions wrong, but when
> I try to install the openssl extension for ruby (in order to use the
> Amazon Web Service AMI Tools) with the commands:
> 
> #cd <ruby source folder>/ext/openssl
> #ruby extconf.rb
> 
> I get the following error messages:
> 
> === OpenSSL for Ruby configurator === === Checking for system dependent
> stuff... === checking for t_open() in -lnsl... no
> checking for socket() in -lsocket... no checking for assert.h... yes
> === Checking for required stuff... === checking for openssl/ssl.h... no
> === Checking for required stuff failed. === Makefile wasn't created. Fix
> the errors above.
> 
> I'm doing this on a Suse 10.2 Linux system with Ruby 1.8.6-p111 and
> openssl 0.9.8g installed.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You need to install the openssl-devel rpm which contains the header files 
needed to build new software with openssl.

--Ken

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Ken (Chanoch) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/