All my droplets run Centos 6, and I use cURL quite widely. However, as I’m updating servers to use HTTPS (and, more importantly, restricting to TLSv1) I’ve hit a problem - the version of cURL installed on them all is prehistoric; it’s so old it doesn’t recognise TLSv1.
From comments on fora, this seems to be common, but a solution isn’t. Yum refuses to see a problem as there evidently isn’t a distro in any of the standard repos more modern that v7.19.7. Attempting to upgrade directly with RPM by pulling down a file from e.g. the city-fan repo fails as it triggers a wave of dependency issues that I’m afraid I have no idea how to solve.
It seems bizarre that there isn’t a Yum repo somewhere which has rolled up a more modern distro with all its dependencies, given how critical SSL security has become to almost all websites and how popular Centos6/RHEL is, but I’m buggered if I can find one.
Does anyone know of a suitable repo? If not, can anyone point me towards any decent advice on solving all the dependency problems (everything I’ve googled seems to end with “…and now rebuild cURL” :/)
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