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[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: csih-0.9.1-1
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 16:54:53 -0400
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: csih-0.9.1-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
csih (cygwin-service-installation-helper) provides a library
of shell functions that can be used by other cygwin packages
that provide servers and daemons. It can assist in various
service installation tasks, such as:
* identifying the underlying Windows OS
* detecting whether a "privileged user" exists and what its
name is (that is, a user account with enhanced privileges
necessary for some services)
* creating a privileged user if one doesn't already exist
(assuming the caller has permissions to create new users)
* creating "normal" users
* obtaining the (localized) name of well known accounts
It is currently used by inetutils(iu-config, syslogd-config),
openssh (ssh-host-config, ssh-user-config), sspi(sspi-config),
sysvinit(init-config), and various others. csih should not be
used directly; instead, config scripts like the ones mentioned
above should 'source' the csih script, and then use the
This is bugfix release. It is specific for cygwin-1.7,
and will not operate correctly if installed under cygwin-1.5.
For legacy cygwin installations, use csih-0.2.x. As cygwin-1.7
requires WinNT or better, csih-0.9.x will also report an error
if used on legacy (Win9x) systems.
[[ cygwin binary utilities compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]
[[ native binary utilities compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 and gcc-mingw-core-20050522-1 ]]
CHANGES (since 0.9.0-1)
o getVolInfo doesn't need file access rights to get
just volume information. Open with reduced rights
to work around issue with HGFS. (Corinna Vinschen)
volunteer csih maintainer for cygwin
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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