[maemo-users] Need an SSH client for the Nokia 800

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Tue Aug 21 13:06:51 EEST 2007
Ed Bartosh wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 23:39 +0100, ext Neil MacLeod wrote:
>>> Which device do you have? For N800 it's better to add bora,
>>> so for Nokia 770 it's:
>>> http://repository.maemo.org/extras
>>> mistral
>>> free non-free
>>> for N800 it's:
>>> http://repository.maemo.org/extras
>>> bora
>>> free non-free
>>> And then update repositories in AM and you'll find both packages in
>>> 'Communication' section.
>> Many thanks for changing the Section, however ssh still appears to be present in repository.maemo.org bora free with Section==user/net - should this package now be removed (however, see next comment).
> It's in section net, not user/net as I can see. So it's not visible and installable from AM, right? 
> I though that it was the initial goal - to have it installable right from AM, without installing xterm and becomeroot.
> Sorry if I misunderstood the point.
> Unfortunately I can't change bora repository anyway, so I decided to put
> my packages into bora extras. It's not the same package as in bora as
> you've probably seen.
>> Why do we need two ssh packages (a client package and a server package)? I realise that some users may want just client or server functionality, but aren't these the minority - is there any real advantage having two packages rather than the single package we have had up until now? I thought we were discussing just a change of Section name rather than a fundamental splitting of the current package.
> You're right, it's for users who wants just client functionality. Server
> depends on client anyway, so it's impossible to install just server. 
> I think it's not bad at all to have them splitted, no? I can see at
> least one benefit - sshd will not be running all the time if I need only
> client.
> And, as I said, it's not the same package, the version and packaging are
> different. I'm going to create garage project to maintain it.
Sorry yes, it's in net not user/net so is not visible - I install it using "apt-get install ssh"... now I have to install both packages (or I just install server and get client), and I can see end users installing the wrong package etc. so I'm not really sure it's worth having two packages when nobody seemed to have a problem with a single combined package in the past. Personally speaking I don't see much benefit to having only client installed, but others may disagree.

Then again, maybe I'm worrying about nothing. :)

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