This post is another “just for me” reminder on how to do something, but it might be useful for some people so I’m making it public. To install a current version of Pound on CentOS 5.x, you need to make a couple tweaks;
yum install gcc – If you don’t already have the compiler installed, you’ll need it and it’s dependencies.
yum install openssl-devel – This installs the openssl development libraries (and other necessary prerequisites also required to compile Pound)
nano ./configure – Edit the configure file and remove the words -Wno-unused-result from the compile flags line as this parameter is not compatible with the older gcc compiler in CentOS 5.x
./configure –with-ssl=/usr/lib – Run the configure script with SSL support (who doesn’t want SSL support!?)