Re: Sun OpenSSH for Solaris 8?From: Lubomir Sedlacik (salo@Xtrmntr.org)
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Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 17:10:59 +0200 From: Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@Xtrmntr.org> To: Steve Mickeler <email@example.com>
On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 10:45:55AM -0400, Steve Mickeler wrote:
> Why not just download the openssh package available on sunfreeware.com?
because there is contrib/solaris/* in OpenSSH tarball for a while and it
lets you build native Solaris package which fits your needs, doesn't
have dependency on another packages from sunfreeware.com (like OpenSSL)
and you can build optimized binaries for your machine with the compiler
of your choice.
i am sorry, but i find sunfreeware.com absolutely unusable, filled with
mostly outdated packages built without any optimizations (you can get
about 25%-33% faster code when compiling with Forte C compiler and
UltraSPARC optimizations than gcc produces). unwanted dependencies on
another packages built the same way, no need to put packages in
/usr/local and i personally don't trust their binaries at all.
if i want to have better control over installed third-party packages,
i'd use NetBSD packaging system -- pkgsrc, Solaris is one of the
supported operating systems it runs on (along with GNU/Linux and Mac OS
X/Darwin). the bootstrap package is called Zoularis and it can be found
at http://NetBSD.org/zoularis/. most of the packages work out-of-the-box,
others need only a little tweaking and only a very little doesn't work at
all (or just simply isn't supported due to architecture etc.).
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