Subject: OpenSSH installation from package source
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, tech-security <email@example.com>
From: Ing.,BcA. Ivan Dolezal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/01/2002 13:36:07
I don't know whether you take this for a bug or a feature, but...
I was running OpenSSH since 1.5.2 installation. This was running from
/usr/sbin/sshd , which is OpenSSH_2.5.1
After reinstalling the package I found out that the new version
installed itself into /usr/pkg/sbin/sshd, not replacing the one in
/usr/sbin/sshd. It didn't change the /etc/rc.d/sshd. It didn't adopt the
old configuration file and keys. In other words: it was just a dead
Unfortunately, it didn't even bother to give any warning that simple
restarting with the /etc/rc.d/sshd definitely is not a sufficient action
and that very explicit manual changes are required in order to switch to
the new version.
IMHO: what if `make install' of this package just renamed the old files
to some sshd.original, sshd_config.original etc. and softlinked into
/usr/pkg/sbin, /usr/pkg/etc ... ?