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installing man1/cms.1
cms.pod around line 457: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 461: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 465: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 470: Expected text after =item, not a number
cms.pod around line 474: Expected text after =item, not a number
POD document had syntax errors at /usr/bin/pod2man line 71.
make: *** [install_docs] Error 255

I get this error when trying to build from source on ubuntu 14.04.

-thanks!

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POD files found to be generated with a lot of errors from the perl 5.18 point of view. See the patch here https://github.com/openssl/openssl/issues/57

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Sorry for the late reply. How do i install the patch? – user273693 Apr 25 '14 at 18:52

from this page https://github.com/shadow/shadow/issues/206 Changing make install to make install_sw (installing OpenSSL without the man pages) alleviates this issue.

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From: OpenSSL

"The latest stable version is the 1.0.2 series of releases. This is also our Long Term Support (LTS) version (support will be provided until 31st December 2019). The 1.0.1 version is currently only receiving security bug fixes and all support will be discontinued for this version on 31st December 2016. Our newest version is 1.1.0 which is currently in alpha testing and should not be used for production purposes at this time. The 0.9.8 and 1.0.0 versions are now out of support and should not be used."

Try using the supported version here.

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