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Re: sh-utils: "su" patch for use with ntsec..

Ah -- but "su" is *supposed* to be part of the "sh-utils" package -- but 
it was ripped out because it doesn't (yet) work on cygwin.  I'd view 
this post as a "here's a patch for the sh-utils package".  Which, 
incidentally, DOES belong on the list -- but not on 
the list (although confusion is possible, I 
suppose, since "sh-utils" IS a cygwin package).  The relevant description:

"for packaging discussing issues regarding applications that are 
distributed with the Cygwin DLL. ... This list is intended for 
discussing solutions. It is not for "bug reports" or "it would be nice" 
type of musings. Use the main cygwin mailing list for that."

So, patches from non-maintainers -- even for existing cygwin packages -- 
belong on the main list, not cygwin apps.

Having said that, it's up to the current maintainer of sh-utils to 
evaluate this contribution...


Christopher Faylor wrote:

> There is no "su" command in the cygwin release.
> This mailing list is intended for discussing cygwin packaging issues
> (and secondarily it is apparently intended for me to tell ever other
> poster that they are off-topic).
> cgf
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 06:34:19AM -0800, Alexander Nanou wrote:
>>the "su" command appeared to have a problem with
>>pasword varifecation with "ntsec" option enabled on
>>the win2k platform (cygwin version 1.3.9)
>>It had no abbilaty to check the password the "NT way"
>>here I provide the patch to fix this problem (with
>>the patched src (just in case)).
>>none that I know of...
>>Do You Yahoo!?
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