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Hi everyone, this is first time I am trying to install osCommerce. When I start the installation in the requirements check list, I have all green except cURL and OpenSSL. I don't know too much about this but from quick research I've done I understand that cURL parses information and OpenSSL has something to do with secure socket layer, providing encryption...


So my question is what exactly is cURL for, what role does it play in osCommerce? What about OpenSSL? How important is each? Are they critical or osCommerce can work fine without one or both of the extensions?


If you say they are not as important, can I install osCommerce without them for now then add them later, or that would be a problem, and will it require re-installing osCommerce or not?


I looked on OpenSSL site but it is a bit confusing, does anyone know any good resource with information about installing this? As far as cURL I am trying to set it up and it doesnt seem too confusing I think I will be able to install it.


Anyway just trying to learn about this and decide if I should install osCommerce now or get these things installed first.


Thanks in advance and hope to get some answers soon. :)

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I don't know, but looking at the "readme" file that came with the download of OpenSSL, and it is confusing, do I actually have to compile this? Or I can just set this up somehow? Also I would really like to avoid executable installations and do manual installation... Can someone explain this to me?

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  • 3 weeks later...
[root@/]# curl -V

curl 7.19.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.2 OpenSSL/0.9.7a zlib/ libidn/0.5.6

Protocols: tftp ftp telnet dict ldap http file https ftps

Features: IDN Largefile NTLM SSL libz


cURL and OpenSSL installed on my server but at the installation of osCommerce i get an attention like they are not installed ?

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