ssh-nonfree in woody
Woody sucks because it still contains "real" ssh-nonfree packages.
After ssh-krb5 came out (in March), I uploaded transitional dummy
packages to unstable because the existing binary packages were doing
more harm than good. However, due in part to a collision with the
crypto-in-main move, the dummy packages never actually made it into
woody. Facts of note:
* Although Potato *did* change the default ssh to OpenSSH, the OpenSSH
version at that time was 1.2.3, so a lot of users may have
explicitly gone with ssh-nonfree because it provided something which
OpenSSH still lacked. These days, OpenSSH is at major version 3,
and supports nearly all of ssh-nonfree's features.
* Thanks to my somewhat broken enabling of Kerberos, the ssh-nonfree
packages currently in woody are *worse* for most users than those
currently in potato, so even simply dropping ssh-nonfree would be an
See also the short threads discussing ssh-nonfree on
Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
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