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For some reason i can't update ubuntu to a newer version.

So I am forced to use Ubuntu 8.04.

How can I update only openssh from a 4.7 to a 5.X version ?

Thanks

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Why can't you update Ubuntu to a newer version? BTW, why are you asking the same question a second time? Why not update your existing question to make it better and have more details? –  Zoredache Nov 1 '10 at 21:48
    
possible duplicate of Ubuntu : update openssh from 4.7 to a newer version ? –  Zoredache Nov 1 '10 at 21:49
    
Hello, I didnt get any answer on my previous question. –  Arkan Nov 1 '10 at 22:13
    
And i can't update because my hoster, doesn't handle specific tools for a new version of the kernel. So for the moment, i have to stay with 8.04... –  Arkan Nov 1 '10 at 22:14

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Download OpenSSH source. configure it to install to some private directory:

# ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/ssh && make && make install

Now prepend /usr/local/ssh/sbin and /usr/local/ssh/bin in your $PATH. Now when you call ssh, you run the new binary.

Disable sshd in the box (I do not know whether sshd in Ubuntu 8.04 uses upstart or the older rc.* method). Then start (the new) sshd from /etc/rc.local (in case you want the machine to run the latest sshd).

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Thanks for this :) –  Arkan Nov 1 '10 at 23:59

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