Centos 6 - Expired Let's Encrypt Root Certificate

We have a few CentOS 6 servers in operation. Recently, the Let's Encrypt root certificate expired.
It's not that easy to get CentOS 6 to start talking to Let's Encrypt endpoints without rebuilding OpenSLL to gain access to the new root certificate.
To do so, just run the following (takes about 10 minutes to run):

yum -y install wget
yum -y install krb5-devel zlib-devel lksctp-tools-devel util-linux make gcc rpm-build
curl -o openssl-1.0.2k-21.el7_9.src.rpm https://vault.centos.org/7.9.2009/updates/Source/SPackages/openssl-1.0.2k-21.el7_9.src.rpm
rpm -i openssl-1.0.2k-21.el7_9.src.rpm
cd ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/
sed -i 's/secure_getenv(/getenv(/g' *patch
cd ../SPECS/
sed -i 's/%patch68 -p1 -b .secure-getenv/#%patch68 -p1 -b .secure-getenv/g' openssl.spec
rpmbuild -bb openssl.spec
cd ../RPMS/x86_64
rpm -U openssl-libs-1.0.2k-21.el6.x86_64.rpm openssl-1.0.2k-21.el6.x86_64.rpm openssl-devel-1.0.2k-21.el6.x86_64.rpm
yum -y install asciidoc java-1.6.0-openjdk
mkdir -p /dl/ca-cert; cd /dl/ca-cert;
curl -o ca-certificates-2020.2.41-65.1.el6_10.src.rpm https://vault.centos.org/6.10/updates/Source/SPackages/ca-certificates-2020.2.41-65.1.el6_10.src.rpm
rpm -i ca-certificates-2020.2.41-65.1.el6_10.src.rpm
curl -o ca-certificates-2021.2.50-72.el7_9.src.rpm https://vault.centos.org/7.9.2009/updates/Source/SPackages/ca-certificates-2021.2.50-72.el7_9.src.rpm
rpm2cpio ca-certificates-2021.2.50-72.el7_9.src.rpm | cpio -idmv
cp certdata.txt ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/
sed -i 's/Version: 2020.2.41/Version: 2021.2.50/g' ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/ca-certificates.spec
cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
rpmbuild -bb ca-certificates.spec
cd /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/
rpm -U ca-certificates-2021.2.50-65.1.el6.noarch.rpm

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