Mostafa Mostafa - 1 year ago 95
Linux Question

How to upgrade OpenSSL in CentOS 6.5 / Linux / Unix from source?

How do I upgrade OpenSSL in CentOS 6.5?

I have used these commands, but nothings happens:

cd /usr/src
tar -zxf openssl-1.0.1g.tar.gz
cd openssl-1.0.1g
make test
make install
cd /usr/src
rm -rf openssl-1.0.1g.tar.gz
rm -rf openssl-1.0.1g

After using this command, I get the old version

openssl version

jmq jmq
Answer Source
./config --prefix=/usr --openssldir=/usr/local/openssl shared

Try this config line instead to overwrite the default. It installs to prefix /usr/local/ssl by default in your setup when you leave off the prefix. You probably have "/usr/local/ssl/bin/openssl" instead of overwriting /usr/bin/openssl. You can also use /usr/local for prefix instead, but you would need to adjust your path accordingly if that is not already on your path. Here is the INSTALL documentation:

  $ ./config
  $ make
  $ make test
  $ make install

 [If any of these steps fails, see section Installation in Detail below.]

This will build and install OpenSSL in the default location, which is (for
historical reasons) /usr/local/ssl. If you want to install it anywhere else,
run config like this:

  $ ./config --prefix=/usr/local --openssldir=/usr/local/openssl

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