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Re: openssh needs rebuild for modular X transition

On Nov 16 13:12, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 11:10:34PM -0600, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> >We're getting a number of bug reports that ssh has a hardcoded path to
> >/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth.  As part of the X11 transition, xauth was moved to
> >/usr/bin, so ssh claims not to find it.  A strings check on ssh does
> >indeed show such a path as well.
> >
> >If this is correct, we would greatly appreciate a rebuild of openssh
> I've taken the liberty of binary-editing ssh.exe to change the
> hard-coded path from /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth to /usr/bin/xauth and making a
> new -9 release.  I am not going to announce this however since it's not
> my package.

Thanks for the tweak.  I think this should be fine for now.

> I have bumped the version on the source package too but have no idea if
> rebuilding openssh from source will fix the problem.  I'll leave the
> true fix to Corinna when she has a chance to rectify this for real.

The xauth path is not hardcoded per se but evaluated at configure time.
A rebuild with the new X in place should rectify this automatically.

Come to think of it, now we have two different -9 releases, one in
release and one in release-2.  That will invariably confuse me at one
point.  Maybe it is actually better to rebuild from source...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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