I found it does this if it cannot find openssl.cnf. You can tell it where
the file is via the -config switch.

Regards,

Martin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eckard Wille"
To:
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: opensll req -new: unkown option -new!?


> Eric Wood schrieb:
>> My cert expired so I'm trying to renew. Because the Organizational
>> Unit field is now required, I'm trying to recreate a new CSR from
>> my existing key:
>>
>> # openssl req -new -key www.xyz.com.key -out www.xyz.com.csr
>> unknown option -new ........ etc.
>>
>> I'm running FC6 with latest openssl-0.9.8b-15.fc6. I'm totally
>> perplexed as to why -new is an unknown option. Any ideas?

>
>
> Hi Eric,
>
> perhaps the "-" has not the required ascii code. Did you copy that
> command from a website? Some fellows use long minus signs for better
> readability, so give it another try by typing the command line by hand.
>
> Greetings from Germany,
> Eckard
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