RFE: Portable OpenSSH

Damien Miller djm at mindrot.org
Wed Mar 28 11:10:29 EST 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Dan Kaminsky wrote:

> Again, I think you're absolutely right about keeping openssh itself
> pure--but I also know, pragmatically, forcing people to slog through
> the tarball equivalent of RPM Hell (slower, because you have to wait
> for configure to fail to find out you need to configure libz, then
> wait again to find out you need to configure SSL, etc.) is worse
> than what SSH1 required.

I think OpenSSH's external requirements are pretty reasonable: libz
(supplied by many OS's anyway), PRNGd and OpenSSL (the only big one).

Chances are that these will have other uses on the system anyway.


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