dropbearconvert is located in an undocumented directory

Bug #1009868 reported by Uqbar on 2012-06-07
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dropbear (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

dropbearconvert is a binary tool needed to convert OpenSSH keys in the format needed by dropbear.
Currently dropbearconvert is installed in /usr/lib/dropbear instead of a more usual /usr/bin or /bin.
Please, either install that binary or create a symlink in a more usual directory.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: dropbear 2011.54-1ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.31-lowlatency 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jun 7 09:26:28 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120423)
SourcePackage: dropbear
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :
Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

None noticed this?

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

As of 12.10 dropbearconvert is still in /usr/lib/dropbear.
Moreover, there's no man page!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dropbear (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

C'mon guys! 3 years and a half for this stupid bug!
The workaround is a symlink away:

    ln -s /usr/lib/dropbear/dropbearconvert /usr/bin

And you can even skip the manpage file if this is too much work for you!

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

14.04, 15.10 and current 16.04 are all affected!!!

Vlad K. (vkh) wrote :

Indeed, the utillity is in /usr/lib/dropbear/.

tags: added: xenial
Remy van Elst (raymii) wrote :

Still in Ubuntu 18.04

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

Very likely it will be there as long as there will be someone to fix this bug.
Because it's a bug.
Either a documentation bug or a packaging one.
In my opinion, that binary should belong to /usr/bin.

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

7 years later...

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