program-prefix does not work

Bryan Chua chua at
Thu Oct 18 11:35:40 EST 2001

We are using it to prefix our installation with "ayr-" in a manner that 
can coexist transparently with previous ssh installations, so that is


-- bryan

Darren Moffat wrote:

>>>>>the configure option --program-prefix does not work although it is
>>>>>listed in teh configure --help output.
>>What is the purpose of this?
> It is quite often used to have things like the GNU version of tar installed
> as gtar rather than tar.  This is different to where the binaries get placed.
> For OpenSSH I could see people using it to install the binaries with
> a prefix of open eg:
> 	openssh
> 	openscp
> 	opensftp
> 	opensshd
> --
> Darren J Moffat

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