I'm using a version of the Amazon Linux AMI (v 2013.03) that comes with OpenSSL 1.0.1 installed as described here: http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/2013.03-release-notes/.
I have an application that may not be compatible with that version of OpenSSL, and I'd like to "downgrade" that to version to 0.9.8. I can install that version with the following:
sudo yum install openssl098e
But I am unable to uninstall the 1.0.1 version. When I try:
sudo yum erase openssl
I get a long list of what seems to be dependency processing and a result of:
Error: Trying to remove "yum", which is protected
Is there a way for me to remove the newer version of OpenSSL?