Subject: Re: FYI: Redhat switched to curl built with libssh...

Re: FYI: Redhat switched to curl built with libssh...

From: Kamil Dudka <>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2018 10:06:33 +0200

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 2:45:36 PM CEST Peter Stuge wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> > ... instead of libssh2.
> >
> > Info:
> >
> This is typical behavior from Red Hat, as expected given their
> position as a Linux vendor.
> The sad part of the story is how distributions often demonstrate
> utter disinterest in choice, diversity and information. When one
> major distribution makes some change it's a pretty sure bet that
> most other will copy shortly thereafter.
> For libssh2 I guess this means Kamil's contribution will end - sorry
> to see you leave the project Kamil - thanks for your work so far!

I am not going away yet. Although curl is now built against libssh in Fedora,
it continues to be built against libssh2 in RHEL-6 and RHEL-7. RHEL-7 is
going to be supported for a couple of years from now (and migrating curl to
libssh in a minor update of RHEL is close to impossible).

So you can expect me to occasionally contribute fixes for bugs that are
reported against RHEL and still affect the latest upstream version of libssh2.
Honestly, that has always been my primary role in this project anyway.


> //Peter

Received on 2018-05-07