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I have downloaded and compiled the latest version of libssl, the result of which is located at /usr/local/ssl. I want to compile libssh2 using the files in this folder, and to do that I've set the switch --with-libssl-prefix=/usr/local/ssl.

After performing ./configure --with-libssl-prefix=/usr/local/ssl and make, the resulting libssh2.so, according to the output of ldd, depends on the libssl found in the /usr/lib64, which is exactly what I don't want.

What can I do to force libssh2 to be compiled with the libssl I have in /usr/local/ssl?

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If you compiled and installed libssl into the default /usr/local path, there is a /usr/local/ssl, but the lib is not in there; it's just directories like certs and misc -- stuff that other things would probably put in a share directory (e.g. /usr/local/share/ssl).

The actual library is installed in a normal place, /usr/local/lib. Presuming you've already run ldconfig and that path is in a file in /etc/ld.so.conf.d, you should be able to then do:

ldconfig -p | grep ssl

And all the => paths should be into /usr/local/lib. If so, you can use:

--with-libssl-prefix=/usr/local/

No ssl or lib, etc. It should now be found properly.

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