scp with openssh on the server side and $PATH.

Philip Hands phil at
Wed Dec 15 03:54:43 EST 1999

Marc.Haber-lists at (Marc Haber) writes:

> However, it looks like the debian patched build process needs some
> gnome files:

Just edit the ``--with-gnome-askpass'' out of the ./configure line in

> Is this imperative? My server system doesn't even have a GUI
> installed, so I feel that the compile should go through on minimal
> systems as well.

I have to make it build everything that's available, because it's best
to have it fail with an error than for me to generate an empty
package (it I happen to have removed a required library, say).

Most of what happens during a debian build is equivalent to:

  make -f debian/rules build

If it fails on something you don't care about, you can normally get
round it by editing debian/rules

> I don't have a clue about libc issues, but I'd really like to see
> openssh compiling on systems with older libc versions as well. Is it
> very hard to have configure detect older libc versions as well and to
> disable features that need 6.1 in that case?

Try deleting the three lines:

#include <sys/stropts.h>
#endif /* HAVE_DEV_PTMX */

in pty.c

They're surplus to requirements anyway, since stropts.h is included
again (this time checking if you have it) about 10 lines below.

Cheers, Phil.
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