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
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 ...