Getting automatic update of WordPress to work via SSH

New method for doing this on Ubuntu can be found here.

Today i noticed that WordPress actually support automatic upgrade via SSH, the problem was that i simply did not get option up at all. After some quick googling, i noticed that i was missing a up2date ssh2 PECL package. So for me the fix was simple:

1) Installing php5-devel / php5-dev (PHP development libraries)
2) Installing the pecl package ssh2
3) Restarting Apache

And voila, the SSH2 option appeared!