OpenSSL development packages not installed#
So you are ready to install Node on your Ubuntu box and run
./configure, to which you are greeted by a nasty looking error:
Could not autodetect OpenSSL support. Make sure OpenSSL development packages are installed. Use configure --without-ssl to disable this message.
You know damn well OpenSSL is installed on the system, but why is
./configure failing to find it?
./configure is looking for something else (
openssl. Fixing it is a breeze, just run the command below.
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
You could configure your Node.js installation with
--without-ssl to get past the
./configure error, but you will end up without the crypto module - not recommended at all!
Whichever OS you are on, just make sure you have