Sorry in advance for the long post. I still call myself a newb to all of this, so I don't know how much info is too much . . . I am searching far and wide to find out how I can install php5 with the openssl extension (http://www.php.net/openssl) on Dapper. There is no php5-openssl package (nor for debian, it seems). Downloading the source and peeking at php5sourcedir/debian/rules suggests that the package php5 should do the trick (--with-openssl=/usr \), but after apt-get install..., there is no openssl.so in /usr/lib/php5/20051025/ (where all the other php extensions are). I then (after the appropriate apt-get remove..., and apt-get build-dep php5), tried creating my own package (dpkg) with /debian/rules pointing to (on subsequent attempts): /usr/lib/ssl /usr/bin/openssl /usr/include/openssl Each time, getting a configure error for openssl about not being able to find "evp.h". I even tried copying all the headers (from /usr/include/openssl) to /usr/lib/ssl and running it (then it said it could find any openssl headers ???). I finally tried making a package with --with-openssl (but no dir info), and the .debs were made. When I installed, however, it was as if I'd used apt (no openssl.so). I'm kind of at my wits end here. Any help would be most appreciated.