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Re: libssh2 1.4.2 backport



As I have realised the newer debhelper is in squeeze-backports, I have updated this package to 1.4.2-1~bpo60+2 which has fewer differences from the testing package.


On 16 August 2012 08:58, Steven Ayre <steveayre@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

The libssh2 version in squeeze is currently a little out of date.

I have backported 1.4.2-1 from testing to squeeze and uploaded it to mentors.debian.net:
http://mentors.debian.net/package/libssh2

Naturally there are various API changes and bugfixes since 1.2.6 in 1.4.2 (the latest version, currently in testing & unstable), see http://www.libssh2.org/changes.html
The API changes are stable (none of the existing symbols were changed, only new ones added) so using libssh2 1.4.2 on squeeze should not cause any issues for other programs/libraries.

In particular of interest to myself is libssh2_session_handshake() added in 1.2.8 and needed for one of my projects which needs to run on squeeze. This function starts a SSH connection on an already connected file descriptor.

I would appreciate it if anyone could review the backport and upload it into squeeze-backports.

-Steve


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