[maemo-users] OpenSSH and redpill

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Thu Apr 19 18:35:33 EEST 2007
On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 04:07:02PM +0300, Marius Vollmer wrote:
> "ext Alan Williamson" <alan at blog-city.com> writes:
> > I would like to have a SSH client on my N800, and when i visit the
> > product page of OpenSSH it says "You need to enable red-pill mode to
> > install it.".
> >
> > What does this mean?
> http://hildon-app-mgr.garage.maemo.org/redpill.html
> You likely want the "Show all packages" setting.  Otherwise, the AM
> considers openssh to be a system package and wont let you install it.

I built a small user-installable package that depends on openssh:
(and http://mg.pov.lt/770/dists/mistral/user/binary-armel/openssh-installer_0.1-1_armel.deb)

You don't need the red-pill mode to install it, and it will pull in ssh,
but, but you need to have the maemo reporsitory configured.

There are downsides to my approach:
 * if you remove openssh-installer, the ssh package will most likely
   stay installed
 * it is impossible to write a single-click .install file for it,
   because it depends on packages from two different repositories.

The best solution for OpenSSH would be to build a package (or, better
yet, separate packages for openssh-client and openssh-server) with
section user/something (user/tools?) and upload those into Maemo Extras.

I don't have the energy to work on that :(

Marius Gedminas
Computo, ergo sum.
		-- Curt Suplee
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