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Bug#504290: openssh-server: The sftp binary should have its own package

Package: openssh-server
Version: 1:5.1p1-3
Severity: wishlist

As the subject says, the /usr/lib/sftp-server binary should be moved to
a separate package.  The reason for it is that it is very useful in
conjunction with other ssh servers such as dropbear.

When I tried to install "openssh-server" in order to get the sftp-server
(a 50kB binary), apt-get told me:

  The following extra packages will be installed:
    libwrap0 openssh-blacklist openssh-client
  Suggested packages:
    ssh-askpass libpam-ssh keychain rssh molly-guard
  Recommended packages:
    tcpd xauth openssh-blacklist-extra
  The following NEW packages will be installed:
    libwrap0 openssh-blacklist openssh-client openssh-server
  0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
  Need to get 3296kB of archives.
  After this operation, 7062kB of additional disk space will be used.
  Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 

7MB is a lot of overhead for a measly 50kB binary ;-(


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CH.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CH.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages openssh-server depends on:
ii  adduser               3.110              add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.22             Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg                  1.14.22            Debian package management system
ii  libc6                 2.7-15             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcomerr2            1.41.2-1           common error description library
ii  libkrb53              1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-4 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libpam-modules        1.0.1-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime        1.0.1-4            Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g              1.0.1-4            Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libselinux1           2.0.65-5           SELinux shared libraries
ii  libssl0.9.8           0.9.8g-13          SSL shared libraries
ii  libwrap0              7.6.q-16           Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  lsb-base              3.2-20             Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  openssh-blacklist     0.4.1              list of default blacklisted OpenSS
ii  openssh-client        1:5.1p1-3          secure shell client, an rlogin/rsh
ii  zlib1g                1:  compression library - runtime

Versions of packages openssh-server recommends:
pn  openssh-blacklist-extra       <none>     (no description available)
ii  xauth                         1:1.0.3-2  X authentication utility

Versions of packages openssh-server suggests:
pn  molly-guard                  <none>      (no description available)
pn  rssh                         <none>      (no description available)
ii  ssh-askpass                  1: under X, asks user for a passphras

-- debconf information excluded

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