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Re: OpenSSH uploaded replacing ssh, please test

On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, Ben Collins wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 06:25:25AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 03:19:00AM +0000, Philip Hands wrote:
> > > I've just uploaded OpenSSH, the binary package for which I've called
> > > ``ssh'' so it will replace the non-free version in due course.
> > > 
> > > I've also uploaded the old ssh, which is now called ssh-nonfree.
> > 
> > Whoa, this is a horrible idea unless you can guarantee that the ssh
> > people are going to be automatically upgraded to completely duplicates
> > the functionality of the one they alread have. (AFAIK, it doesn't.) If
> > it's openssh, why isn't your package called openssh?
> > 
> > Mike Stone
> It completely duplicates everything I've tried it with. I say go for it.
> Get rid of the non-free crap we have now with the Real Deal.
> Ben

Replacing regular ol' non-free ssh is all fine and dandy with me, but it
seems to me that a better approach would be to name the sucker openssh and
have it provide/replace/conflict with just plain old "ssh". Fewer
surprises when it comes time for an apt-get upgrade. Just my $0.02...

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