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Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 16:25:23 -0600
From: definitely crashing <>
Subject: Re: Problems compiling JtR with SAP patch

I had a similar problem once.  Although I'm a linux noob, I think you need
to install the libssl-dev package.  This should fix it up:

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

Then build...  good luck!

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 3:45 PM, Jose Espin <> wrote:

> I have been trying to compile the source after applying the patch for sap
> passwords. After the patch is applied, I try to compile the src, but I get
> an error.  I am using ubuntu and following these instructions:
> $ tar xfz john-1.7.2.tar.gz
> $ cd john-1.7.2/
> $ patch -p1 <../john-1.7.2-SAPLover-1.diff
> $ cd src
> $ make clean linux-x86-mmx
> but, get compilation errors and the executable is not created in the run
> directory. Here are some of the errors I get:
> sapB_fnt.c:234: warning: array subscript is above array bounds
> After a few additional lines I get:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypto
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [../run/john] Error1
> make: *** [linux-x86-mmx] Error 2
> I also tried building john-, it seems to work fine until I apply the
> patch and get the following error when executing make:
> oracle_fmt.c:7 fatal error: openssl/des.h no such file or directory
> compilation terminated.
> then a few more lines related to the error
> I tried applying without applying all-1 (since all-2 has the
> sap password cracker), but then get a similar error stating that fatal
> error
> and that another file or directory couldn't be found.
> Thanks in advance for any assistance.  Is there a built version that
> contains the sap password patch and I can easily download and run? Does the
> pro version contain this?
> Thanks again,

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