How to change Python to use OpenSSL v1.0.1 in SLES11SP4

Using the information from this SUSE blog, Introducing the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Security Module, I have installed openssl1-1.0.1g-0.47.1. And as the blog says:

[INDENT]Please note that adding this channel does not automatically change existing applications to use openssl 1.0.1. Unless ported they will still use the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 openssl 0.9.8j version.[/INDENT]

So my questions is how can I get Python (Python 2.6.9) that ships with SLES 11 SP4 to use the OpenSSL 1.0.1 version? Do I have to recompile Python? And if so, how is that done so that the distro remains supported by SUSE? Can it be done?

Thank you in advance!


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