How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

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How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby white_tee_shirt » 2018-02-09 07:42

hi all.
On Deb 9 stretch.

I did a apt-get update but I did not get a higher version than stable OpenSSL 1.1.0f 25 May 2017

The latest is openssl-1.0.2n though not stable, when it comes to encryption, I don't like to wait until things become stable.
I have the option of downloading the tar.gz from herehttps://www.openssl.org/source/ and then extract it and run it, but I hate doing this.
This is because when you extract the openssl tarball, it extracts to my ~/Downloads and when I set it up, it looks for files there. I want openssl where it should be installed.

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$ whereis openssl
openssl: /usr/bin/openssl


Anyone know how may I do this? Also, are there any dependencies also that I need to know about, upgrade? libssl ?
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2018-02-09 08:32

Stable does not get version upgrades - security fixes are backported to the versions in stable.

If this isn't what you want, you might be better off with a different distro.
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby white_tee_shirt » 2018-02-09 14:17

dilberts_left_nut wrote:Stable does not get version upgrades - security fixes are backported to the versions in stable.

If this isn't what you want, you might be better off with a different distro.

How do I update security fixes to my stable version then.
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-09 14:42

white_tee_shirt wrote:
dilberts_left_nut wrote:Stable does not get version upgrades - security fixes are backported to the versions in stable.

If this isn't what you want, you might be better off with a different distro.

How do I update security fixes to my stable version then.

Enter the keywords, How do I update security fixes to Debian stable, in a search engine and follow the instructions on the page you find there.
This one.
https://www.debian.org/security/
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby Thorny » 2018-02-09 14:49

I'm guessing you were a Windows power user but you do need to understand that Debian GNU/Linux is different.
It might help to read this, or not.
http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-10 01:05

You also need to learn what the difference is between source code and compiled machine binaries is. You got source code, which is just a bunch of text files. It needs to be compiled into an executable program.

If you really want shiny new ̶s̶h̶i̶ stuff on Debian stable, the proper way of doing it is either checking if it's in the backports repository, some other trusted backports repository, or to backport it yourself on your own machine, or in the cloud like on the openSUSE Build Service.
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Re: How do I update OpenSSL to the latest version?

Postby debiman » 2018-02-10 07:35

white_tee_shirt wrote:How do I update security fixes to my stable version then.

you don't, the system does it for you.
debian stable is very quick updating security -relevant packages.
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