Need to build openssh rpm from 5.8 source

Iain Morgan imorgan at
Fri Apr 6 08:59:56 EST 2012

On Thu, Apr 05, 2012 at 17:10:10 -0500, Vinay Nagrik wrote:
> Hello Openssh group,
> I have downloaded the .tar.gz file from openssh site openssh-5.8p2.  I need
> to build this src into an rpm.  I don?t see any makefile utility in the
> main directory.  Although there are bunch of .c and .h files.  And I see
> Makefile in other directory, but none seems to build the openssh-5.8p2
> target.
> Could someone guide me as to how to build it from scratch.
> I am beginner to the list and need this help.
> -- 
> Thanks
> Nagrik

Use rpmbuild in combination with one of the .spec files under the
contrib directory, such as contrib/redhat/openssh.spec.

Iain Morgan

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