important question: in your third line, "i'd recommend against just ..." should be "i'd reccommend again just"? if not i don't understand why i have to symlink openssl 0.9 to openssl 1 and not just change the library name during the compile. but i can be completely wrong since the sentence "the soname was bumped for a reason, so expect ABI mismatches if you do that" make no sense for me. i'm a noob here, have to study a lot
oh and btw my kindle has the 5.0.4 fw.