This wiki page is about a gentoo ebuild. Include any information about how to install it (emerge it), potential problems and how to resolve them. Be bold and improve it!
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Note that for software that require older versions of openssl, there is another package called: dev-libs/openssl-compat
If required, simply emerge the appropriate slot of openssl-compat.
It is not clear why the Gentoo developers decided to create a separate package, instead of simply slotting dev-libs/openssl appropriately. If you know the proper technical reason, you may add an explanation here.