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Re: OpenSSH uploaded replacing ssh, please test



On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 07:47:57AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 03, 1999 at 06:25:25AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> It completely duplicates everything I've tried it with. I say go for it.

Of course, I had forgotten the "Works for Ben" testing procedure. :)

> Get rid of the non-free crap we have now with the Real Deal.

You seem to be forgetting the clause of the social contract that deals
with the best interests of our users. Don't let free software zealotry
cloud that very important point. We're already seen a post from someone
whose setup was disrupted by this change, and I'm sure we'll see others.
Silently reverting ssh to an older version is *not* in the best
interests of our users. If your goal is really to make sure that people
know there's a free alternative, I propose calling one package
"openssh", calling the other package "fsecure-ssh", and forcing the
local admin to choose one or the other.

Mike Stone

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