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    Openssl Query

    Im wondering if anyone could clear up the following for me.

    I am trying to install the latest version of openssl on my RedHat 7.2 machine, and from the download page there are the latest versions of the following:

    openssl-0.9.6g.tar.gz
    and
    openssl-engine-0.9.6g.tar.gz

    Can anyone explain to me what the difference is between the two?
    SoggyBottom.

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    Taken from their FAQ :

    6. What is an 'engine' version?
    With version 0.9.6 OpenSSL was extended to interface to external crypto hardware. This was realized in a special release '0.9.6-engine'. With version 0.9.7 (not yet released) the changes were merged into the main development line, so that the special release is no longer necessary.

    This is my source.

    Hope this helps. Regards.
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    Thanks chefer, much appreciated.
    SoggyBottom.

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