I need the latest OpenSSH installed on a large cluster of Debian servers running Debian stable Etch. Since Debian isnt going to ship a package with the latest OpenSSH for Debian stable Etch I dediced to build this package myself.
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This is my recipe to build a Debian package of the latest OpenSSH which installs in prefix=/usr/local. I decided not to repackage Debians patched OpenSSH because I didnt want to deal with all the dependencies. The Debian OpenSSH patch adds a lot of code that I dont need for my production environment.