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Re: openssh needs rebuild for modular X transition

Yaakov, one question,

On Nov 19 11:30, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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...

Wouldn't it make sense to create a symlink /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth
additionally for backward compatibility as it exists on some Linux
systems?  Openssh might not be the only affected application.


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