[buug] Problems installing open-ssh
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jul 25 10:27:07 PDT 2000
Or maybe this is the private mail you wanted me to forward back to the
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Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 01:34:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Zeke Krahlin <zk_lists at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [buug] Problems installing open-ssh
To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
--- Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Christopher's point is that doing that trick is at best sub-optimal, and
> should be avoided if possible.
Thanks for the warning! As a Linux newbie, I intend to be a "purist" with
each distribution...rather than muck with awkward, makeshift methods. When
in Debian, do as the Debians do...
> Personally, long before I would install an rpm using "alien" onto one of
> my Debian boxes, I would disassemble the rpm using rpm2cpio
> (http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/utilities-general/rpm2cpio) inside my
> /tmp tree, and then manually put the contents under /usr/local. Much
> less possibility of system damage, and much better admin control, that
Well, thanks for your excellent advice. It's really quite a big sea I
jumped into...but my head remains above water for the nonce, albeit
somewhat disoriented. Such is any new dimension.
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