Bug 20201 - RFE: Remove rsh as a OpenSSH dependency
Summary: RFE: Remove rsh as a OpenSSH dependency
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh
Version: 7.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-02 11:21 UTC by Andrew Bartlett
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 03:07:34 UTC

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Description Andrew Bartlett 2000-11-02 11:21:45 UTC
I prefer not to have any unnecercery set-uid binaries, and as such I remove
rsh from the servers I operate.  I would like to see rsh removed as a
dependency for OpenSSH.

(I realise I can do --nodeps or just remove the set-uid bit, but it would
be nice to just be able to remove the package).


Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-11-02 21:44:08 UTC
rsh is only a _build_ requirement, so the situation isn't that bad.

However, I don't like to have rsh installed on systems I use for RPM rebuilding either ;-)

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-11-02 21:52:46 UTC
We include /usr/bin/rsh because if we don't, the configure script will have to
guess its location.  And it can guess wrong.  Adding it as a build-time
requirement will also flag it as an error if (for whatever reason) /usr/bin/rsh

Comment 3 R P Herrold 2001-02-25 17:25:35 UTC
Hi, Nalin,

As you know, Pekka is active with the openssh port -- Are you ameanable to a
patch to remove the configure.in search (and bad guess when absent) for
/usr/bin/rsh -- the only way the tombstones art of OpenBSD 2.7 will be accurate
is if we take steps to get RID of telnetd, rsh, rlogin, (and in an HP
environment remsh).

-- Russ

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-26 20:35:32 UTC
A patch would be great, but I'm trying to keep the degree to which we deviate
from the openssh.com packages down to changes which make sense for no one else,
so this might best be sent upstream.

Comment 5 R P Herrold 2001-10-26 01:05:45 UTC
This seems to have been adopted in the .spec file:
* Tue Mar 20 2001 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin@redhat.com>

As I am not the requester, I will not close, but would ask Nalin, or  
abartlet@samba.org to consider closing it as "CURR"

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