Ability to Override CurlSSL and OpenSSL Libraries
After spending nearly a week in contact with SoftLayer, CloudLinux, and cPanel Support for what would amount to wasted effort it was suggested that I propose this feature request: allow the ability to override where EasyApache pulls CurlSSL and OpenSSL Libraries. Put all the red warnings you all like about how cPanel won't support such configurations and that it is for advanced users only but when one needs these libraries for very specific purposes there is currently no way to override EasyApache. All previously suggested ways on the cPanel forums don't work and quite frankly: I shouldn't have to declare proverbial war on EasyApache to try and get the system to use our custom built packages.
Fortunately, the needs for which we required OpenSSL1.0.2a-fips were met by the fact the Shell and everything other than cPanel based services are using our libraries but cPanel uses the originally "yum installed" libraries.
I don't ever recall it being this difficult many years ago (or rather now, impossible) but the reality is there are use-cases and experienced administrators who would like to use their own version of the SSL libraries and fully understand that it is their responsibility to maintain such a setup.
Perhaps a feature for EasyApache 4? I get hand-holding for those who really have no business messing with those settings but there are others like myself who do need the ability to override EasyApache's library selection which at the moment only uses the yum packages.
So now, at least in my case, I have a side-by-side install of the two libraries; a very unusual case but no doubt would be less unusual if we could actually use our own built libraries.