[tor-bugs] #4692 [Tor Relay]: If only a working static OpenSSL is available, ./configure fails

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#4692: If only a working static OpenSSL is available, ./configure fails
 Reporter:  sjmurdoch  |          Owner:                  
     Type:  defect     |         Status:  new             
 Priority:  normal     |      Milestone:                  
Component:  Tor Relay  |        Version:  Tor: unspecified
 Keywords:             |         Parent:                  
   Points:             |   Actualpoints:                  
 If OpenSSL is available, but only the statically linked version works,
 ./configure will fail. This is because the autoconf test program will be
 by default built dynamically, at least on Windows, even if --enable-
 static-openssl is set. The attached patch (appears to) resolve this
 problem on Windows.

 However, the patch doesn't work on MacOS X because passing -static to the
 compiler causes it to fail with the error "ld: library not found for
 -lcrt0.o". I presume MacOS X can't produce fully static binaries for
 whatever reason.

 What I'd really like to do is pass "$TOR_LIBDIR_openssl/libssl.a
 $TOR_LIBDIR_openssl/libcrypto.a" into the link path of the test program
 built by TOR_SEARCH_LIBRARY(openssl, ...). However, $TOR_LIBDIR_ is being
 set by TOR_SEARCH_LIBRARY so there is a chicken and egg problem here which
 I'm not sure how to resolve.

 These tests were done on Tor version

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4692>
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