Well I have just rebuilt my laptop to Xubuntu 11.10 as I could not stand the Unity on Ubuntu and decided to use 64bit OS now too. Don't worry with the Xubuntu bit this fix should work for any of the Ubuntu family.
During install i came across the error saying that libssl.so.6 and libcrypto.so.6 were missing. Well they are missing as I have newer libraries in place called libssl1.0.0 and libcrypto1.0.0. So all I needed to do was symlink these two together. Well this was the issue I had, trying to work out what lib folder it was trying to call. After a little playing around I got it working with the following two commands that create the needed symlinks for each file.
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libssl.so.6
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.6
Once I had added these I could use the CLI interface, I know you need to use the Sun java JRE to get the GUI running and as I am happier in the command line I decided to just stay with this setup.
Hopefully I will just add short notes like this one for a while so the blog does not go stale.