Solved OpenSSL crash on Windows 2003

November 12, 2012 at 13:46:10
Specs: Windows 2003
I downloaded the OpenSSL source and built it as specified using Visual Studio 2008 on a Windows 7 box.

I am trying to run openssl.exe from this build on Windows 2003 SP2 x64, and the window starts but immediately crashes. It runs on Windows 7, and if I bring up a cmd window (on 2003) and run it on the command line, it runs in that window. I am thinking there is some resource or library that is missing, but I'm not sure how to find it; I ran dependency walker but nothing was amiss. Any suggestions on what the problem might be or how to proceed in finding it would be appreciated.


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#1
November 12, 2012 at 14:46:07
OpenSSL is a command line utility. You need to run it from a Command Prompt otherwise it just displays whatever it displays when ran without parameters and then closes. Have you tried the precompiled win32 binaries? Most likely it's not crashing but closing.

Tony


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#2
November 12, 2012 at 19:21:56
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If called from the menu it comes up in its own window. Anyway, I found what the problem is: I had the OPENSSL_CONF variable set to the directory where the configuration file is, but I hadn't included the file name. Problem solved.

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