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Re: ssh ProxyCommand not finding anything to execute

Thanks for your reply Larry, I will continue with the cwRsync guys.

The 'advantage' of a package like cwRsync is that most Windows users
wouldn't understand or want to dabble with a cywgin install and the
intricacies that go along with it. cwRsync can be installed in about 10
seconds, and requires no knowledge of *Nix; I don't think the same could be
said of Cygwin.  Although I love Cygwin, if you just want a tiny, single
subset of its functionality, then it just isn't worth the full install.

Of course this has it's disadvantages as we are finding out now.....

Thanks again for your help.


Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> SQueeZe wrote:
>> Lets say I just drop sh.exe into the installation folder, what else would
>> I
>> need to do?
>> I have taken the sh.exe file from a cywgin install and put it into
>> c:\bin\,
>> and tried running my command again.  Now it no longer complains that it
>> can't find /bin/sh but it still doesn't print anything to the screen like
>> it
>> should.  Obviously putting it in c:\bin isn't ideal, I need to point it
>> to
>> my cwRsync directory.
> Really, this is off-topic for this list.  You should be talking to the
> cwRsync guys about this.  We don't have any knowledge of what cwRsync does
> or the requirements to make it work, even though it claims to be
> Cygwin-based.  So you're better off talking with the maintainers of this
> tool.
> Aside: A quick read of the web site doesn't leave me with the impression
> that this is any more than a repackaged version of a subset of the
> Cygwin-provided tools.  Since repackaging Cygwin tools just results in
> incompatibilities with the stock Cygwin toolset, I don't see any advantage
> to installing cwRsync.  I'd recommend just using the rsync package as
> provided with Cygwin.  If you have problems with that, you have this list
> and it's archives to help you out.
>> I have emailed the cwRsync guys the problem but I'm not sure if they will
>> be
>> willing to include sh.exe in the next release or not.
> Since doing so would simply add to the incompatibilities between cwRsync
> and
> the stock Cygwin installation, I hope not.
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