How to resolve : ” fatal error: openssl/ssl.h: No such file or directory ” for Ubuntu Linux

If you are developing some native C application based on openssl API’s ( ) , you will need to include necessary header at the top of the C program as,

#include <openssl/ssl.h>

Error received while compilation of our C program,

fatal error: openssl/ssl.h: No such file or directory

Solution :

Now, if you use such header and tried to compile on ubuntu, you may see an error like “fatal error: openssl/ssl.h: No such file or directory” . In such case, use below command as solution to install missing development headers dependency for ubuntu.

$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
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