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Build problem with most current cygwin?
- From: <michael_moore at non dot agilent dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:14:11 -0600
- Subject: Build problem with most current cygwin?
Several folk here use Cygwin with windows 7 enterprise as a tool to access linux servers. They have Cygwin with X installed and use a combination of terminal windows and X exports from the RH servers to manage items.
The most recent version of Cygwin, when upgraded, breaks in these uses. I have spent a little time isolating causes.
Ssh(1) on normal install does not get any config files. When config files are placed at the usual suspect locations, ssh(1) ignores them.
does build the config files, but it cannot complete because the required accounts cannot be created , not even by someone with admin access. It fails on permisssions.
alias ssh="ssh -2 -I ~/.ssh/id-rsa"
does allow ssh to do password-less access to the servers but it breaks on
hg clone ssh://...
which is now totally non-functional.
The two offered downloads of Cygwin are now of greatly reduced utility because the way duties are arranged doesn't allow functioning of the agent or the id mechanism.
Everyone has been advised to hold without updating on Cygwin, and new machines are now being equipped with VMware player and RHEL6.
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