Building latest syslog-ng (3.17.2, rather than the packaged version in EPEL, which is 3.5.6, built 30-Dec-2015) from https://github.com/balabit/syslog-ng/releases

Amidst ./configure --prefix=/app/syslog-ng, it gives error:

configure: error: Cannot find OpenSSL libraries with version >= 0.9.8 it is a hard dependency from syslog-ng 3.7 onwards

# yum install openssl
Loaded plugins: package_upload, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager 


Package 1:openssl-1.0.2k-8.el7.x86_64 already installed and latest version

# openssl version
OpenSSL 1.0.2k-fips  26 Jan 2017
# rpm -qa|grep -i openssl
# cat /etc/system-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.4 (Maipo)

How do I resolve this config error?


configure is looking for the relevant openssl development files and cannot find them. On your RHEL 7 system, easiest way to achieve this is to yum install openssl-devel and then retry.

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