Last Updated: October 29, 2019
· phlipper

Fix Ruby 1.9.x OpenSSL Segfault on OS X

If you install Ruby 1.9.2 or 1.9.3 on OS X, you may run in to the dreaded OpenSSL segfault:

~/ruby-1.9.3-p194/lib/ruby/1.9.1/net/http.rb:799: [BUG] Segmentation fault
ruby 1.9.3p194 (2012-04-20 revision 35410) [x86_64-darwin11.4.0]

The version of OpenSSL that ships with OS X 10.6 and 10.7 is older and causes this issue.

There are a number of options solve this. Here a few:


port selfupdate
port install openssl
port install libyaml

rvm install 1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=/opt/local --with-opt-dir=/opt/local

# rbenv
CONFIGURE_OPTS='--with-openssl-dir=/opt/local --with-opt-dir=/opt/local' rbenv install 1.9.3-p194


brew update
brew install openssl

rvm install 1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=`brew --prefix openssl`

# rbenv
CONFIGURE_OPTS="--with-openssl-dir=`brew --prefix openssl`" rbenv install 1.9.3-p194


rvm pkg install openssl
rvm reinstall 1.9.3 --with-openssl-dir=$rvm_path/usr

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worked great for me + rbenv! Thanks phlipper!

over 1 year ago ·

@dickeyxxx great, glad to help!

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks! Helped a lot

over 1 year ago ·

@ochko great, thanks!

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks a lot!

over 1 year ago ·

Awesome! Tried to figure this out for hours before I found this.

over 1 year ago ·