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Old 06-04-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
userini
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Upgrading OpenSSL rpm install to a source install


Hi,
I wanted to install the usual LAMP setup with ssl from source, however I already have OpenSSL rpms installed on the system. I could install the newer version of OpenSSL via an rpm, forcing it to ignore the dependencies, but

a. I'm worried that the dependencies will not recognize the new version
b. In the configure script for httpd, I have to specify the openssl source directory, and since I have an rpm install, I can't do that.

Does anybody know of a way to go about doing this without removing openssl along with all of its dependencies?

Thanks
 
Old 06-04-2004, 10:45 PM   #2
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well, most programs should be able to recognize any version of openssl since it is pretty standardized; each new version just has more underlying security enhancements/features

worst comes worst, just reinstall the old openssl rpm (or just upgrade the dependent programs)

it would be pretty stupid if the programs complained that openssl was too new....
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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That doesn't solve the problem of needing the source to install apache. I'm wondering, would it be possible to somehow force the uninstall of openssl, so that I could install the newer version by compiling the source? Or I could always install the newer rpm, and then download and make the source to use it in apache installation, but I don't find that very elegant. If I could, I would avoid this.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 10:23 AM   #4
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this may not be the cleanest way, but you could just overwrite the rpm by installing the new openssl from source, or like you said, installing the new rpm and then using the source to build apache would be fine (so long as the versions are the same); you may just want to install the new rpm and then download the source rpm for that version
 
  


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