Partial install question

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at
Wed Dec 5 17:49:17 AEDT 2018

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM John Adams <jxadams at> wrote:
> Hi, folks,
>      I've got an older server which can't be upgraded to a current OS for
> $REASONS on which I need to update some or all of the openssh programs and
> utilities, specifically sftp.
>      My thought is to either install it in /usr/local (or
> /usr/local/openssh) and have folks alter their paths, or build it there and
> use symlinks (probably the better choice) into /usr/bin.

If you don't want to break your existing OpenSSH, put it in
/usr/local/openssh-version/. Don't put the binaries in /usr/local/bin/
or the libraries in /usr/local/lib/, you'll wind up with conflicts
with the default version.

What is the OS you're working with? Some operating systems have
alternative, packaged versions of OpenSSH available.

>      I'm tempted, though, to just move /usr/bin/sftp and install that and
> only that, if possible. Is it?
> Thanks,
>      John A
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