Accidentally deleted openssl lib packages and can't get yum or wget to work again

can anyone please help


I do not have access to redhat repositories but, assuming you are running redhat-7, this should be fetchable using plain http. You can then install using rpm or yum install local.


For other versions of RHEL just go to rpmfind.net and search for a suitable package. Once you have ssl working then use yum to reinstall the official package.

If you absolutely cannot get the package any other way; and given that you state that you are using RHEL-6.10; then you can try this:

# ftp ftp.tugraz.at
Connected to ftp.tugraz.at (
220 ProFTPD 1.3.5b Server (ftp.tugraz.at) [::ffff:]
Name (ftp.tugraz.at:root): anonymous
331 Anonymous login ok, send your complete email address as your password
. . .
230 Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

ftp> get pub/mirror/centos/6.10/updates/x86_64/Packages/openssl-1.0.1e-58.el6_10.x86_64.rpm /tmp/openssl-1.0.1e-58.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

local: /tmp/openssl-1.0.1e-58.el6_10.x86_64.rpm 
remote: pub/mirror/centos/6.10/updates/x86_64/Packages/openssl-1.0.1e-58.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

227 Entering Passive Mode (129,27,3,13,142,21).

150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for 
    pub/mirror/centos/6.10/updates/x86_64/Packages/openssl-1.0.1e-58.el6_10.x86_64.rpm (1601792 bytes)

226 Transfer complete
1601792 bytes received in 1.69 secs (945.92 Kbytes/sec)

ftp> quit
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  • i am using the RHEL 6.10 and can you please let me know the commands to run and fix it.. – harish hari Mar 31 at 14:45
  • wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6.10/os/x86_64/Packages/openssl-1.0.1e-57.el6.x86_64.rpm will retrieve the openssl rpm package from CENOS.org. This is a rebuild of the actual RH package. WGET will save it to the system you are running it on in the directory that you run wget from. Then use yum install </path/to/rpm file>. Once OpenSSL is reinstalled then use yum reinstall openssl to replace the CentOS version with the official Redhat package. Bear in mind that this is not tested and not guaranteed to work. I have used this method in the past and it has for me. – James B. Byrne Mar 31 at 15:47
  • You should check /etc/yum.repos.d/what-ever-Base.repo to see if you actually need https to get the packages from Redhat. – James B. Byrne Mar 31 at 15:49
  • Last, if you are running RHEL then you should be able to register your system and get support directly from RH. – James B. Byrne Mar 31 at 15:49
  • yum,wget were not working to download the rpm . getting the error as (libssl.so.10:cannot open shared object file : no such file or directory – harish hari Apr 1 at 2:07

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