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Re: openssh needs rebuild for modular X transition
On Nov 19 09:46, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
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> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > 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.
> I'm not about to rebuild dozens of X11 programs just to provide such
> symlinks. :-)
I'm not talking about providing symlinks to all binaries in
/usr/X11R6/bin, just xauth. It's the one serious X application called
from other applications for authentication purposes. The current
transition method breaks using older OpenSSH with newer X11 and vice
versa. That's why I think a symlink created in the postinstall script
of the package providing xauth would be helpful.
Ultimately it's your decision of course.
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