Updated: openssl-0.9.8e-1, openssl-devel-0.9.8e-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Feb 23 17:47:00 GMT 2007

I've updated the version of OpenSSL to 0.9.8e-1.  This also includes the
openssl-devel package.

This is an upstream security and bugfix release.  The Cygwin release is
the vanilla version, no additional patches.

		  === NOTE === NOTE === NOTE ===

The compatibility package openssl097 will not be updated anymore and its
usage is deprecated.  If you're still using any application relying on
openssl 0.9.7, consider updating or rebuilding to a new version which
depends on openssl 0.9.8.  None of the packages in the Cygwin net
distribution is built against openssl 0.9.7 anymore.

Official release message:

   OpenSSL version 0.9.8e and 0.9.7m released

   OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS

   The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
   version 0.9.8e of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new
   OpenSSL version is a feature and bugfix release and incorporates
   enhancements and bugfixes to the toolkit.  For a complete list of
   changes, please see http://www.openssl.org/source/exp/CHANGES.

   The 0.9.8e release includes RFC3779 support and several cipher
   selection bugfixes.

   We also release 0.9.7m, which is the first full release of OpenSSL
   which can be linked against the validated FIPS 1.1.1 module.

   We consider OpenSSL 0.9.8e to be the best version of OpenSSL
   available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions
   upgrade as soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.8e is available for
   download via HTTP and FTP from the following master locations (you
   can find the various FTP mirrors under

     * http://www.openssl.org/source/
     * ftp://ftp.openssl.org/source/

   For those who want or have to stay with the 0.9.7 series of
   OpenSSL, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.7m
   as soon as possible.  It's available in the same location as

   The distribution file names are:

    o openssl-0.9.8e.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 3a7ff24f6ea5cd711984722ad654b927
      SHA1 checksum: b429872d2a287714ab37e42296e6a5fbe23d32ff

    o openssl-0.9.7m.tar.gz
      MD5 checksum: 74a4d1b87e1e6e1ec95dbe58cb4c5b9a
      SHA1 checksum: 546f6bcebdf72a633bad087469d3741a42f7b383

   The checksums were calculated using the following commands:

    openssl md5 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
    openssl sha1 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz


   The OpenSSL Project Team...

    Mark J. Cox             Nils Larsch         Ulf M\366ller
    Ralf S. Engelschall     Ben Laurie          Andy Polyakov
    Dr. Stephen Henson      Richard Levitte     Geoff Thorpe
    Lutz J\344nicke            Bodo M\366ller

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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