Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Compiler screams and dies during nsopenssl compilation

There are a couple of possible issues.
  1. Looks like the linker is looking for ssl libs (compiling openssl will install libraries in /usr/lib/ssl by default), so just check where Debian puts these.
  2. Versions are important with OpenSSL. The 0.96c is quite old. I think 0.96g was the last, and the latest is 0.97. However 0.97 does change a few default locations and cause a different set of headaches!
Heres an earlier thread on RedHat 9 problems