Recently on our server (not updated for, well, quite some time ) DA stopped working returning the following error when trying to start:

root@snickers:/usr/local/directadmin/custombuild# service directadmin start
Starting DirectAdmin: /usr/local/directadmin/directadmin: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[ FAILED ]


System is 64bit and has not been updated recently:

root@snickers:/usr/local/directadmin/custombuild# cat /etc/debian_version
6.0.3
root@snickers:/usr/local/directadmin/custombuild# uname -a
Linux snickers.xx 2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 #2 SMP Thu Aug 25 16:40:22 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Yes since few days it started complaining about missing libs.

root@snickers:~# ldd /usr/local/directadmin/directadmin
linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libssl.so.6 => not found
libcrypt.so.1 => /lib32/libcrypt.so.1 (0xf775f000)
libcrypto.so.6 => not found
libz.so.1 => not found
libstdc++.so.6 => not found
libm.so.6 => /lib32/libm.so.6 (0xf7738000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => not found
libc.so.6 => /lib32/libc.so.6 (0xf75f0000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xf779a000)


DA error logs contains only one line, quite in line with the moment when the issue started occurring:

root@snickers:~# cat /var/log/directadmin/error.log
2018:04:16-00:36:49: *** Program Update: Request From 192.169.82.154 which is not one of the certified update servers



Of course attempt to symlink 64bit ssl libs to /lib32 fails miserably.
License is set correctly, for Debian 6.0 64bit and even though it is not supported anymore (no more updates) it should work just fine (allegedly).


Any thoughts on that?

mike