Postfix Port -- OpenSSL Issues

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Tue Sep 18 16:08:15 PDT 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 5:03 PM, Jay Chandler wrote:
> Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Sep 18, 2007, at 2:05 PM, Jay Chandler wrote:
>>> The bug only manifests itself when using TLS-- unfortunately,  
>>> since I'm a paranoid type I require TLS on my private stuff, so  
>>> getting it working is going to definitely be a challenge.  I'm  
>>> afraid I'll have to deconstruct the port and go line by line  
>>> through the source to figure out where it's making OpenSSL calls...
>> It's mostly likely a problem with how the build is set up (ie,  
>> postfix is using the OpenSSL include files from one location and  
>> the libraries from another). You can use otool -L to figure out  
>> which library it is linking against (and correct it to the  
>> macports provied OpenSSL if necessary), but it may be a little  
>> more difficult to determine which incorrect headers it is using  
>> while building.
>> Good luck!
> I'm not entirely sure how to add in the proper locations here-- I'm  
> not much of a programmer yet...

The "official" way to do this is to do something like:
make makefiles CCARGS="-I/opt/local/include -DUSE_TLS - 
DUSE_SASL_AUTH" AUXLIBS="-L/opt/local/lib -lssl -lcrypto"

The current Portfile does this, but it adds the -I and -L options to  
the end of the variable, which may make a difference?

> Obviously the correct path to include is /opt/local/usr/lib and / 
> opt/local/usr/include, but the trick becomes how to insert it.

The correct paths are ${prefix}/lib and ${prefix}/include

where ${prefix} is usually (but not always) /opt/local
Daniel J. Luke
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