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Bug 59596 - RFE: Add sshd (openssh-server) to base packages
RFE: Add sshd (openssh-server) to base packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-10 20:14 EST by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-12 16:45:02 EST
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Description R P Herrold 2002-02-10 20:14:13 EST
Did a minimum workstation install -- no Gnome, no KDE, no -- it carries:
   rmt [-- but no mt-st -- How shall one make W/S cronned backups?]

and a lot of cruft
   apmd (!)
   LOTS of audio stuff
   LOTS of DOS stuff:  dos2unix, unix2dos, dosfstool, mtools, samba-client,
   LOTS of graphics stuff even with NO advanced window manager -- gimp,
   iptables and lokkit, even though a Workstation install
   LOTS of cd creationstuff -=- mkieofs, cdrecord, cdlabelgen ...
   Mozilla AND Netscape
   gnome-audio, rhn_register-gnome -- even though no Gnome
   rusers, rwho
   sane stuff
   gphoto stuff
   yp-tools -- (still ?)
      ... you get my drift -- lots of fat stuff, lots of niche stuff   


Tried to sudo printconf-gui, but I am unable to get a console in X -- the
fallback is to: ssh root@localhost ; printconf-gui -- which would work, for it
would keep the permissions right -- but no sshd is present to start so I might 

Openssh-server is less that 300K -- trivial -- it is a basic security tool, just
as is sudo -- ship it turned off but installed in _every_ base install.

Please consider adding openssh-server to the base install, to encourage NOT
unnecesarily logging in as root for admin purposes.

-- Russ Herrold
Comment 1 R P Herrold 2002-03-12 16:44:57 EST
Please ... May this get resolved before 7.3 feature freazes ?

On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:

> I don't think this will be ready for 7.3 though, only a couple of days
> left for adding features.
Comment 2 Tim Powers 2002-03-12 18:05:35 EST
I have added mt-st to the Network Support component. I won't add openssh-server
to that component since it is turned on by default in the package. If
openssh-server is needed, you can select it as an individual package during the

I'm closing this as WONTFIX.


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