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Crypt::SSLeay Problems on Windows

by ptoulis (Scribe)
on Oct 23, 2008 at 22:36 UTC ( #719181=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

ptoulis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi monks,

i am new here, so please excuse me for my ignorance. I am trying to have Crypt::SSLeay on my windoze. I need to for the LWP agent to speak https, but I seem unable to build it. Strawberry perl fails and ActiveState cannot provide with a solution. I use cpan and type install Crypt::SSLeay but alas, it just wont listen.
I searched CPAN and 75% of tests of the module fail. It shouldn't be that difficult to have SSL support on windoze, right? Has anyone solved the problem?
thank you all

UPDATE: I used the chatterbox and I got a great site to find the appropriate module: Thank you all for your help.

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Re: Crypt::SSLeay Problems on Windows
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 23, 2008 at 23:11 UTC
    Just guessing here, but
    ppm install

      That's a very good guess. I ran into this last year and found the same solution. <sarcasm>It's too bad those lousy Canadians support terrorism by exporting munitions.</sarcasm>

Re: Crypt::SSLeay Problems on Windows
by moritz (Cardinal) on Oct 23, 2008 at 22:48 UTC
    but alas, it just wont listen.

    Does your cpan has speech input? and if yes, where did you get that?

    On the more serious side, that's not an error description, and without that the chances to help you are very slim.

    Please read How (Not) To Ask A Question, and provide some more information.

Re: Crypt::SSLeay Problems on Windows
by grinder (Bishop) on Oct 24, 2008 at 13:11 UTC
    I searched CPAN and 75% of tests of the module fail

    Speaking with my Crypt-SSLeay maintainer hat here, I wouldn't be too worried about those errors. When I took over maintenance, there were no tests at all.

    I added some tests, and some of them fail, such as if port 443 is already in use on localhost, or if the machine is firewalled off from the internet. I need to allow the tests to fail with grace :)

    As a general rule, if the modules compiles without error, and the XS component can be loaded, the module will be just fine. That is, all is well if perl -MNet::SSL -e 1 produces no error message.

    The documentation does say, and I cite:


    Crypt::SSLeay builds correctly with Strawberry Perl.

    For Activestate users, the ActiveState company does not have a permit from the Canadian Federal Government to distribute cryptographic software. This prevents Crypt::SSLeay from being distributed as a PPM package from their repository. See for more information on this issue.

    You may download it from Randy Kobes's PPM repository by using the following command ...

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