I am coding Qt GUI application for cryptography and want to use OpenSSL library calls for my application logic. Thats why i downloaded libssl-dev and libssl-doc packages via Synaptic package manager (using Linux Mint 19.1).

Even though I installed -doc files I can't find them anywhere on my system: /usr/lib , /usr/local/doc , /usr/share, /usr/local/share . Also typing man libssl-doc , libssl1.1 doesn't seem to work.

How can I access and read documentation package I downloaded from Synaptic ( mainly I'm interested in libcrypto documentation ) and is there a way to access libcrypto library documentation with man ?


Maybe this is what you are looking for:

man crypto
  • Well i'll accept it since it answers second part of the question , but I was more interested in location where libssl-doc is stored.. Anyway since I couldn't find docs, I downloaded and builded whole project from source with make all command that also creates documentation files that could easily be found in projectdir/doc/man3 (for man) and probably more visually pleasing projectdir/doc/html/man3 ( still courious about default synaptic docs path tho :) ) – Tomislav Dec 13 '19 at 0:54
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    @Tomislav I should suggested this before: dpkg -L libssl-doc lists all the files that the package installed. Hope it helps if you are still there. – schrodigerscatcuriosity Dec 13 '19 at 1:28

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