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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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