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Re: Wish: Unfreeze Woody and start anew

On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 11:39:30PM +0200, Marcin Sochacki wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2002 at 03:18:12PM -0400, David L. Zoll wrote:
> >
> > For most of my production servers I just run Potato, though, since
> > perfect reliability is far more important than newer software for
> > me.  The only package I wish was newer on stable is openssh,
> > everything else is either happily running the potato package, or
> > is hand compiled (and would need to be hand compiled anyway no
> > matter what version or distribution I was running).
> Have you got, by any chance, a good source of fresh (and updated)
> openssh packages for potato?

Sadly, no.  To my knowledge there are two good options:

  1) Stay with the potato ssh package, knowing there will be security
     updates, and save SSH2 standardization to when Woody goes stable
     and I upgrade the last few servers.

  2) Hand compile openssh on each Potato machine, allowing for SSH2
     network-wide, but requiring monitoring openssh for security
     issues, and an annoying hand compiled upgrade on each machine
     if/when issues are found.

  3) (not really) When Woody becomes the "stable" base install, there
     will be a third option for analagous situations.  The latest
     version of apt supports release "pin"s, so I could pin the
     testing version of package foo onto an otherwise stable
     distribution (or unstable on testing; or third-party on

Since all the machines in question are on a LAN, SSH2 just wasn't
important enough to me, so I'm sticking with option 1.  The other
nifty OpenSSH 3 features would save me a little bit of time, but not


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