Compiling cURL with SSL on Ubuntu 10.04

I was having problems compiling the latest source of cURL on a freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04 host. The ./configure for cURL refused to find OpenSSL despite it being installed. After reading the cURL FAQ I checked to see if I had libssl installed on my machine and I found that it wasn’t there. The library is not part of the main package but it is in the development package. I installed libssl using:-

sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

Then I rerun the ./configure for cURL with the SSL option

./configure –with-ssl

Success confirmed by the output on screen.

curl version:    7.21.0
Host setup:      i686-pc-linux-gnu
Install prefix:  /usr/local
Compiler:        gcc
SSL support:     enabled (OpenSSL)
SSH support:     no      (--with-libssh2)
zlib support:    enabled
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