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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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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.


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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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