OpenSSL compliance with Linux distributions

Patrick Mooc patrick.mooc at
Wed Aug 5 20:39:21 UTC 2020

Dear Skip,

Thank you also very much for your quick answer.

Ok, it could then be interesting to test an upgrade of openSSL on my system.
My project is running on a Compact Flash card, so I think that I can 
test the upgrade directly on a device.

Do you have some advices, some steps to follow (in order to limit risks 
as much as possible) ?

Thank you in advance.

Best Regards,

Le 05/08/2020 à 22:19, Skip Carter a écrit :
> Patrick,
> I am also supporting servers running very old Linux systems and I can
> tell you that YES you can upgrade from source. I have built
>    openssl-1.1.1 from source on such systems with no problems.
> On Wed, 2020-08-05 at 21:49 +0200, Patrick Mooc wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm using an old version of OpenSSL (0.9.8g) on an old Linux Debian
>> distribution (Lenny).
>> Is it possible to upgrade OpenSSL version without upgrading Linux
>> Debian
>> distribution ?
>> If yes, up to which version of OpenSSL ?
>> Are all versions of OpenSSL compliant with all Linux Debian
>> distribution ?
>> Thank you in advance for your answer.
>> Best Regards,

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