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Re: "/bin/bash: permission denied" on WinXP 2003 x64 solved (privilege problem)

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> Brian Kasper wrote:
>> I'm not sure why it worked, but it does.  I performed at least one
>> update of Cygwin recently, so it's possible I have a newer version of
>> something.
> You mean you're not sure why it didn't work before, right?  I mean,
> everybody uses these scripts to configure a working sshd server so
> one expects them to work (rather than not work).  If they didn't, one
> would expect a great outcry on this list from everybody that tried
> them, right?

Exactly.  I'm not sure why it worked this time when it didn't work
previously on the same system.  Of course, with the number of people who
use these scripts on a daily basis, I'd assume they should work, and any
  bugs should be found in short order -- "many eyes make all bugs
shallow" -- but unless something changed between my first and second
attempts, I would generally expect to get the same result.  Since I
didn't get the same result, I was wondering what might have changed
between my first and second attempts.

I suppose it's possible that nothing changed, but that would imply the
problem I was having is nondeterministic, which implies a category of
bug that I wouldn't expect in such mature software.


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