Build instructions for libssh

The OVITO package includes a binary version of the libssh library licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPLv2.1). In accordance with the requirements of this license, this page provides instructions on how to rebuild a compatible version of the library from source code.

Windows

OVITO for Windows includes binaries that have been built from the unmodified sources of libssh 0.9.6. The following commands have been used to generate them:

# Compiler: Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 (command line tools)
# OpenSSL version: 1.1.1p
# Zlib version: 1.2.11
cd libssh-0.9.6
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G "NMake Makefiles" ^
  -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ^
  -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=../../libssh ^
  -DZLIB_INCLUDE_DIR=%cd:\=/%/../../zlib/include ^
  -DZLIB_LIBRARY=%cd:\=/%/../../zlib/lib/zlib.lib ^
  -DWITH_SERVER=OFF ^
  -DWITH_GSSAPI=OFF ^
  -DWITH_EXAMPLES=OFF ^
  -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=%cd:\=/%/../../openssl ^
  ..
nmake install

Linux

OVITO for Linux includes a shared library that have been built from the unmodified sources of libssh 0.9.6. The following commands were used to build it:

# Build platform: CentOS 6.9
# Compiler: GCC 9.1 (CentOS devtoolset-9)
cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DWITH_SERVER=OFF -DWITH_GSSAPI=OFF -DWITH_EXAMPLES=OFF .
make install

macOS

OVITO for macOS (Apple Silicon, arm64) includes a binary version of libssh 0.9.6 that has been built via Homebrew: brew install libssh See the corresponding formulae.

OVITO for macOS (Intel x86_64) includes a binary version of libssh 0.8.9 that has been built via MacPorts: port install -s libssh See the corresponding Portfile.