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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH] main/openssh: upgrade to 7.6_p1

From: Drew DeVault <>
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:18:32 -0600

On 2017-12-25 , Drew DeVault wrote:
> On 2017-12-25 , Natanael Copa wrote:
> > I don't think that we want remove the dynwindows patch, which
> > significantly improves scp performance.
> After further investigation, I understand the purpose of these patches
> better, and I disagree with their inclusion. For one, it would block
> releasing openssh 7.6_p1, as the patches have not been ported forward.
> However, I question their inclusion at all - why are we pulling along a
> huge patchset in a core (and security sensitive) package that upstream
> has been refusing for years?

I came across this article today supporting my point, albeit for FreeBSD:

It doesn't seem that it's even necessary for good performance on scp
these days. Holding back OpenSSH so we have time to backport
highly questionable patches is a really bad idea. Please consider
merging my patch to remove it from the package and upgrade OpenSSH -
though initially a mistake, this is now intentional.

Received on Tue Dec 26 2017 - 20:18:32 UTC