Tuesday, February 28, 2023

CentOS 7 -- Custom Installation of OpenSSL 3 from Source Code


You want to manually perform custom installation of OpenSSL from the source code


For purposes of this note, OpenSSL version 3.0.8 will be installed in /usr/local/openssl308 directory

1) Create the target directory:

$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/openssl308
$ cd /usr/local/openssl308

2) Download the source code:

$ sudo wget https://www.openssl.org/source/openssl-3.0.8.tar.gz
$ sudo tar xf openssl-3.0.8.tar.gz
$ cd openssl-3.0.8

3) Identify the location of the openssl.cnf file, this location will be used further in the --openssldir parameter of the config command:

$ sudo find /etc/ -name openssl.cnf -printf "%h\n"

4) Build the custom OpenSSL:

Build the custom openssl:

$ sudo yum install perl-IPC-Cmd
$ sudo ./config \
/usr/local/openssl308 \
  --libdir=lib \
/etc/pki/tls shared zlib
$ sudo make depend
$ sudo make -s
$ sudo make install_sw
$ cd /usr/local/openssl308
$ sudo ldconfig /usr/local/openssl308/lib

5) Verify the custom openssl:

$ /usr/local/openssl308/bin/openssl version
OpenSSL 3.0.8 7 Feb 2023 (Library: OpenSSL 3.0.8 7 Feb 2023)

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