I'm been poking thru my archives of this list and seen that libssl096 has been
an issue in the past..
Recently, a friend of mine attempted installing KDE 2 from scratch, I believe
from kde.org, and was running into dependency problems with libssl096 not
being available. Last night I nuked KDE 1 off my laptop and installed KDE 2
from kde.org's sourceforge mirror, and ran into the same problem.. I had to
download the libssl096 package from some obscure site in Europe.
Just thought I'd mention that this still appears to be a problem as far as I