[CentOS] Recompiling CentOS's stock openssl

Tue Sep 21 23:20:23 UTC 2010
Kwan Lowe <kwan.lowe at gmail.com>

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Al Sparks <data345 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm running CentOS release 4.8.
> For security reasons, I have to modify openssl's ssl.h in /usr/include/openssl/.
> That's easy.  But for the new settings to take effect, I have to recompile
> openssl.  I do have openssl-devel installed.
You need to grab the openssl source rpm then install that. Modify the
spec file and add your patches, then recompile.  The devel  package is
for building apps that link to openssl.