It may be of some interest to anyone trying to roll their own RPM of this application:

to build an RPM of rssh follow the following steps (this was completed on a CENTOS 6.3 server with the development workstation package set)
assuming running as root.

extract the tar.gz file. (into ~/ is fine)

mkdir -p /root/rpmbuild/SOURCES

cp the tar.gz file into the above directory (not extracted)

cd into your extracted directory.

edit the rssh.spec file for the following line:


%config(noreplace) ${_sysconfdir}/rssh.conf


%config(noreplace) ${_sysconfdir}/rssh.conf.default

then type rpmbuild -bb rssh.spec

your new RPMs will now be found in:


Hope this is of some assistance to someone.......