Subject: Re: OpenSSH installation from package source
To: Matthias Buelow <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/01/2002 13:13:21
On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Matthias Buelow wrote:

> Rick Byers wrote:
> > Installing a package for a component thats part of your base OS will
> > allways be a headache.  Even if the package did automatically remove the
> > OS component, the next time you do a "build", it would get reinstalled.
> Hasn't a packagized base-system been promised?  I don't see it in 1.6
> yet so would it probably be in -current/1.7 then?  IMHO having major
> parts of the base system under pkg control (things like various MTAs,
> OpenSSH etc.) would make some things a lot easier.

1.6 has syspkgs, the packagized base. It's just not on by default.

Take care,