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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: login-1.4-3

I have updated the version of login(1) to 1.4-3.

This version fixes the problem that login has been using the wrong
path to the `lastlog' file.  It now uses /var/log/lastlog as sshd
does, too.

I've additionally tweaked /usr/doc/Cygwin/login.README slightly to
accommodate experiences with posting on

For a brief descripton of what this package is and what it contains, see .

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from (aka due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
is usually pretty good.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
then you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: .  I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.  Really.
No kidding.  Email cygwin stuff to

If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.

Did I mention that I'd prefer that all cygwin questions should go to  I can't remember...


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