Call for testing: OpenSSH-6.2

Carson Gaspar carson at
Sun Mar 3 10:52:13 EST 2013

On 3/2/13 3:12 PM, Tim Rice wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Mar 2013, Philip Hands wrote:
> Yes we still care about Solaris and a few other platforms that have older
> bourne shells. That said, I can't think of any of them that do not also
> have a current POSIX shell. I think all of the ones derived from the AT&T
> code base will have ksh too. Most will have added bash but not all.
> Now it would not be a good idea to do a "#!/bin/ksh" because some Linux
> distros do not have a ksh.
> Since ssh-copy-id is in contrib, it might be OK to use POSIX shell syntax
> and require users/packagers to configure the first line with the
> apropriate shell.

We use autoconf already - why not use it to select a POSIX shell instead 
of playing guessing games or requiring the builder to manually fix things?


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