Fix Maya 2012 and PyQt Crash under Fedora 17

After a very long break, here is my first post.

It is about fixing Maya 2012 (or any other maya version suffers) and PyQt (actually pretty much all the python libraries depending on libssl) crash under Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle.

The problem is about the and which is linked in /usr/autodesk/maya/lib/ and /usr/autodesk/maya/lib/ Qt doesn't like them, and actually any library depending on openssl doesn't like them. What you need is the good old 0.9.8 version of the openssl library. And you can download it from a couple of sources, here is one

The mentioned package is for CentOS but it seems that it is ok for Fedora 17. Just download the package and install it by running the following command:

sudo rpm -i openssl098e-0.9.8e-17.el6.centos.2.x86_64.rpm

and then replace the symlinks:

sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/ /usr/autodesk/maya/lib/
sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/ /usr/autodesk/maya/lib/

Thats all, you are good to go.


kepler said…
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kepler said…
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It's an incredible deep system and seems hard to believe it's now free.

Would be great to know what do you think about it.
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