Command explanations --sysconfigdir=/etc/ssh : This prevents the configuration files from going to /usr/etc. --with-md5-passwords : This is required if you made the changes recommended by the shadowpasswd_plus lfs hint on your ssh server when you installed the Shadow Password Suite or if you access a ssh server that authenticates by user passwords encrypted with md5. --libexecdir=/usr/sbin : OpenSSH puts programs called by programs in /usr/libexec. sftp-server is a sshd utility and ssh-askpass is a ssh-add utility that is installed as a link to X11-ssh-askpass. Both of these should go in /usr/sbin not /usr/libexec.