The documentation for a BLFS installation of openssl is at However, those instructions are slightly out of date; while the documentation says to use openssl-1.0.2k.tar.gz, that's no longer correct. The correct package is now openssl-1.0.2l.tar.gz.


  1. Create a "testuser" account that you can access on a virtual terminal. You can either do this by hand, or you can use "useradd".
  2. Do not use the optional Kerberos package. It's not necessary, and it doesn't contain anything useful for any of the extra credit/make up assignments.
  3. You must also install the certificate authority certificates package which is discussed in the "Configuration Information" section. The BLFS documentation for this is at
  4. You must also install the BLFS bootscripts package; the documentation is at