suggestion: saving old binaries during installation

Jim Knoble jmknoble at
Thu Mar 8 08:23:48 EST 2001

Circa 2001-Mar-06 14:36:50 -0500 dixit Kevin Taylor:

: Just as a suggestion, I liked the way the's ssh would move
: the old binaries to filename.old then install the new
: that way you have an old copy to revert back to if needed (without
: copying them all by hand).

I would recommend instead installing the "new" binaries to a different
spot and using something like epkg <> to
symlink the binaries into the usual spot:

  ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/encap/openssh-2.5.1p2 [...]

See the epkg website for further info.
jim knoble | jmknoble at |

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