I see that there are 2 binary tarballs to choose from, one that has a static version of Open-SSL included, and one that doesn't (see http://www.percona.com/downloads/Per.../linux/x86_64/). According to the install doc here:
We do have 0.9.8e installed, so we're covered for that. But in case the version of SSL changes, or in case we decide to use another SSL distro etc., should we use the Percona tarball that has SSL included? Currently we do not use SSL in MySQL but we might in the future, so I want to be sure we're covered.
The binary tarball on RHEL 6-like OS depends on OpenSSL 0.9.8e being installed, available in openssl098e package, which is side-by-side installable with openssl 1.0.