libcurl with Updated OpenSSL Support
If your Linux distribution is so out of date that you can no longer install updated patches, you'll typically need to either reach for an unsupported package or install the software via source. Additionally, I didn't want to interfere with installed software in fear of rendering the system unusable.
Become Root and Grab Tarballs
You're going to be installing stuff that requires root access, so it's easier to just be able to do it when you want without having to worry about using
sudo and permissions. Be careful you don't delete anything you can't recover
$ sudo su -