Build problem with most current cygwin?

marco atzeri
Wed Apr 11 19:45:00 GMT 2012

On 4/11/2012 9:14 PM, wrote:
> 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.

"most recent" is not a version number.
Could you at least clarify from which version to which version
did you upgrade  ?

> Ssh(1) on  normal install does not get any config files.

$ cygcheck -l openssh |grep bin

> When config files are placed at the usual suspect locations, ssh(1) ignores them.
> cygrun-host-config -y

this file is not from cygwin

> 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"
> in .bashrc
> 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.
> Michael

what about providing same data like
Problem reports:

Usually the file in ~/.ssh should have a 600 permission,
otherwise ssh refuse to use them.
Wich permission do you see ?


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