I'm trying to install openssl-devel on OS X El Capitan, and I can't seem to find the package on Brew nor the source anywhere online. The application I'm installing (UnrealIRCd) requires both openssl and openssl-devel to install. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

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Just install openssl via Homebrew. It contains all you need.

EDIT: I tried building UnrealIRCd with openssl installed and it built successfully.

EDIT2: On a number of package managers, a software package is divided into runtime (used by other softwares to run) and development (used to build the other softwares) packages.
For instance, openssl is a runtime and openssl-devel is a development package on those package managers.
However, packages on Homebrew aren't separated in this manner but just contain both.
This is why just installing openssl is fine on Homebrew.

  • Equal, I am not sure that just installing openssl is going to help as Zulu has said that the package isn't available within brew so the issue is more complex. Aug 14, 2018 at 14:19

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