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Re: Replace default SSH with pkgsrc version

> On 9 Dec 2015, at 5:29 a.m., Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
> In article <>,
> Eric Haszlakiewicz  <> wrote:
>>> On December 8, 2015 10:15:41 AM EST, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 5:32 AM,
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> Apologies for what may be a n00b question...
>>>> I familiar with using pkgsrc to build the latest and greatest OpenSSH
>>> and
>>>> then installing it, but this obviously doesn't overwrite the existing
>>> SSH
>>>> package that comes with the build.
>>>> How can I remove the default package and instruct the system to use
>>> the one
>>>> I've built from pkgsrc?
>>> NetBSD, and the other BSDs (that I'm aware of) don't use a package
>>> manager for the base software. So you aren't removing the base ssh
>>> software (which is openssh), you're just not starting it at boot time.
>> Which is a great way to run into problems.  Even if you need to manually
>> do so, if you're using ssh from pkgsrc I highly suggest removing the
>> base ssh binaries.
>> I ran into issues like this before (with pkg_add, etc...) and it can
>> lead to unexpected behavior when you inevitably end up running the wrong
>> binary.
> And if you want to downgrade your openssh with the one from pkgsrc, feel
> free to. You lose all the integration with NetBSD (blacklistd, hpn, etc.)
> just to get the latest and the greatest which is in both cases 7.1...
> christos

In my case I'm running NetBSD 5.2.2 (7.1 just isn't an option right now), which comes with OpenSSH 5.0.

So the pkgsrc version isn't exactly a downgrade...


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