Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1034 closed defect (wontfix)


Reported by: igor@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


This file obviously comes from the SSH package. Does anyone know its purpose and could it be safely removed or moved somewhere else?

Change History (5)

comment:1 by Randy McMurchy, 18 years ago

I beleive it's used for smartcard access with SSH, but I don't know if it can be relocated. I read something I found in Google where folks have removed the file "because we aren't using smartcard hooks anyway", but that's all that was said.

comment:2 by steve.crosby@…, 18 years ago

Reading the OpenSSH source code, Ssh.bin is an experimental precompiled Java

applet for certain brands of smartcard readers, and the OpenSC project. It's only used by java interpreter\compilers on these tools, and as such can safely be removed if these systems are unsed.


openssh-3.9p1/README.smartcard openssh-3.9p1/scard/{,}

comment:3 by Randy McMurchy, 18 years ago

Why is it that because this file exists in /usr/share is it a bug?

The PCI-Utils package installs its pci.ids file in /usr/share and we don't flag this as a bug.

The FHS "recommends" using subdirectories for packages to store read-only data in /usr/share, but it is not "required".

comment:4 by igor@…, 18 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I guess we don't need to do anything about this right now. It's easy to tell which packages install Ssh.bin and pci.ids. But it would become a mess with more files lying around.

comment:5 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Milestone: old

Milestone old deleted

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