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I found out the hard way that FreeBSD 4.0-stable is not
working for international users. Now that's an overstatement, but the problem has
added 48 hours to the time it will take me to launch this box.
I installed 4.0-Release from CDs on a box for a client. I then cvsup'd to 4.0-STABLE. Then I did the make world,
the install world, the kernel, and the merge. I rebooted and then tried to connect
to the box via ssh. I couldn't. Checking /var/log/messages I found the
sshd: ** RSAPrivateDecrypt: Unable to find an RSAREF
shared library (librsaref.so).
Install the /usr/ports/security/rsaref port or
package and run this program again. See the OpenSSL
chapter in the FreeBSD Handbook, located at
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/openssl.html, for more
sshd: fatal: c() failed.
Now I knew the above wasn't right. I had performed that type of install many
times before and never had to install rsaref manually. I figured
something must be broke.
So I checked the archives, found nothing in questions (I should have searched -stable
though!) so I fired off a message. It appears I was not alone. See the
following messages which refer to this problem: