openssh directories on Haiku

Markus Friedl markus.r.friedl at
Sat Mar 27 09:36:37 EST 2010


On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 01:26:18PM -0700, scott mc wrote:
> First off, I'd like to say thanks for applying the patch we recently
> submitted on the bug tracker to allow openssh to build on Haiku.
> In our current port of openssh for Haiku it's creating a directory
> ~/.ssh, we'd like to have this moved to ~/config/settings/ssh (without
> a dot in front of ssh).  Haiku (and BeOS before that) has a function
> available to determine the location of a directory, called
> find_directory().  Under Haiku it is considered rude, when programs
> dump their configuration (or cache) files/directories directly in the
> the user's home directory. There's a dedicated subdirectory
> (~/config/settings) for that purpose, which for future compatibility
> reasons should be looked up at run-time via
> find_directory(B_USER_SETTINGS_DIRECTORY).
> I haven't looked at the openssh source code long enough to have
> located where this change would need to be made, perhaps someone could
> point me in the right direction?
> -Scott McCreary
> HaikuPorts
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