[michael@fed13 64]$ ./bitcoin
./bitcoin: error while loading shared libraries: libcrypto.so.0.9.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Fedora 13 uses this:
How can I get around this?
I tried a symlink and running ldd and ldconfig to no avail.
No its a breaking DSO major version change. The problem with Fedora is that it cuts backward compatibility ASAP, where as for RHEL/CentOS there would be compat-openssl providing the libraries you need.
That is irrelevant to building. bitcoin requires ECDSA, which Fedora will not include due to patent issues. A custom openssl build is a requirement on Fedora, in order to build bitcoin.
This is irrelevant to finding memory leaks. (humour)
Yes understood on ECDSA use (and Fedora patent policy), this is a seperate matter and not the question you asked.
Your original query was over "running" bitcoin not "building". Hence the reply from me relating to running (and hence my humour comment).