Subject: Re: CVS_RSH to ssh
To: None <>
From: Douwe Kiela <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2003 14:43:23
Douwe Kiela wrote:

> David Brownlee wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, David Laight wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 05:16:53PM +0900, wrote:
>>>>     do people object much if i apply the following patch, to make
>>>>     ssh(1) the default way for cvs to contact remote host?
>>> Two questions:
>>> 1) why?
>>>     Most people tend to use cvs over ssh nowdays - particularly
>>>     anyone dealing with the NetBSD source tree (pkgsrc included).
> I agree, but it isn't much trouble to set one simple environment 
> variable.
>>> 2) what about systems that don't have ssh installed?
>>>     These would tend to be infrequent in modern NetBSD systems :)
>>>     We would need to document the change loudly, but I would very
>>>     much like to see it made.
> I guess this would generate a lot of stupid questions on mailing lists 
> and problems,
> it isn't standard behavjor for CVS is it? I think it shouldn't default 
> to something
> that isn't in base by default.. So unless we put SSH in base I think 
> we should stick
> to rsh (just my humble opinion). 

Oh woops, never mind that :|
I think it's a good idea I didn't really think about it.
(thanks Jaromir :P)