Subject: Re: OpenSSH installation from package source
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/01/2002 15:51:15
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.