Subject: CVS_RSH to ssh
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List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2003 17:16:53
	do people object much if i apply the following patch, to make
	ssh(1) the default way for cvs to contact remote host?


Index: src/client.c
RCS file: /cvsroot/src/gnu/dist/cvs/src/client.c,v
retrieving revision 1.12
diff -u -r1.12 client.c
--- src/client.c	2003/01/21 09:43:36	1.12
+++ src/client.c	2003/06/17 08:16:40
@@ -4830,27 +4830,7 @@
     char *rsh_argv[10];
     if (!cvs_rsh)
-	/* People sometimes suggest or assume that this should default
-	   to "remsh" on systems like HPUX in which that is the
-	   system-supplied name for the rsh program.  However, that
-	   causes various problems (keep in mind that systems such as
-	   HPUX might have non-system-supplied versions of "rsh", like
-	   a Kerberized one, which one might want to use).  If we
-	   based the name on what is found in the PATH of the person
-	   who runs configure, that would make it harder to
-	   consistently produce the same result in the face of
-	   different people producing binary distributions.  If we
-	   based it on "remsh" always being the default for HPUX
-	   (e.g. based on uname), that might be slightly better but
-	   would require us to keep track of what the defaults are for
-	   each system type, and probably would cope poorly if the
-	   existence of remsh or rsh varies from OS version to OS
-	   version.  Therefore, it seems best to have the default
-	   remain "rsh", and tell HPUX users to specify remsh, for
-	   example in CVS_RSH or other such mechanisms to be devised,
-	   if that is what they want (the manual already tells them
-	   that).  */
-	cvs_rsh = "rsh";
+	cvs_rsh = "ssh";
     if (!cvs_server)
 	cvs_server = "cvs";