Once I install openssl 0.9.8b I get a bus error from telnet of all things! I'm using 5.4-RELEASE (which may be the problem).

Does anyone have it working ?

For myself I went trolling through the code and found the following:

It seems that from version 0.9.7j to 0.9.8b the code for BN_CTX_init
(in crypto/bn/bn_ctx.c) has changed to stop allowing the static declaration
of the BN_CTX type.

The helpful author even says it's changed:
        /* Assume the caller obtained the context via BN_CTX_new() and so is
         * trying to reset it for use. Nothing else makes sense, least of all
         * binary compatibility from a time when they could declare a static
         * variable. */

But libraries like libmp declare static BN_CTX variables in many routines
(including mult which telnet calls) and many of these routines are void
so couldn't return errors even if it was appropriate to use BN_CTX_new
as the author suggests.

Given all this, I assume I've missed something blindingly obvious but
for the life of me I can't see what it is.

Anyone have a misery fixer for me ?


PS. It seems increasingly like openssl did not have FreeBSD in mind
        as even the Configure script stopped having "FreeBSD" as an

Keyran Bayliss
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