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Re: sshd problem on Windows 2003
On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 06:30:14PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:
>I moved my C:\cygwin directory aside today and did a fresh install of
>Cygwin on Windows XP Professional SP2. I also found that sshd would not
>start. There was a clue regarding ownership of the above directory in
>/var/log/sshd.log. After RTFM, STFW, and beating my head against the
>monitor to no avail, my work-around was to go back to a working Cygwin
>image from November 2006. As an aside, it seems that Cygwin has become
>less stable since support for Vista was attempted.
>Once again, I can only conclude that the underlying problem is
>insufficient testing of Cygwin and its components. I understand that
>this is a monumental, tedious, and largely thankless task. I
>volunteered to help with such a few years ago, and the silence was
>deafening. When I spoke up about that, I was flamed by key Cygwin
>maintainers. We'll see what kind of responses this paragraph generates.
I assume you are referring to this:
although you are clearly misremembering since the silence was not
deafening and you were not, as far as I can tell, flamed by key Cygwin
>Given the lack of a significant revenue stream for Cygwin and for
>GNU/OSS tools, I don't see the stability situation improving. My
>strategy remains to take a copy of the C:\cygwin\setup tree every now
>and then, and keep the images for a long time.
If this is important to you, then why don't you contact Red Hat and
purchase a support license? They release stable versions of Cygwin
on a regular basis.
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