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Optional update for openssl-z990


(Last modified: 02FEB2004)

solutions Optional update for openssl-z990 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e41689062a5bd0d340353484216fba70)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries

Package: openssl-z990
Release: 20040202
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you want to utilize the crypto hardware on the z990.


This update requires a z990 machine. Do not install on any older model.


This update contains a new openssl package (version 0.9.7c). The new package is not compatible with the original one (version 0.9.6), therefore the original one remains installed. Existing applications will still use the old version. To use the new version the application must be recompiled. The upgraded version can utilize the IBM Cryptographic Accelerator (ICA) in conjunction with the "Optional update for libica-z990" (
This update solves the performance problems of the the previous 0.9.7 release which was part of SLES8 Service Pack 3 as an optional package.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh openssl-z990.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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