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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: csih-0.1.4-1

csih (cygwin-service-installation-helper) provides a library of shell functions that can be used by other cygwin packages that provide servers and daemons. It can assist in various service installation tasks, such as:

* identifying the underlying Windows OS
* detecting whether a "privileged user" exists and what its name is
  (that is, a user account with enhanced privileges necessary for
  some services. These may include, among others:
* creating a privileged user if one doesn't already exist (assuming the
  caller has permissions to create new users, of course)
* creating "normal" users
* obtaining the (localized) name of well known accounts (Guest,

It is currently used by inetutils(iu-config, syslogd-config), sspi(sspi-config), sysvinit(init-config). csih should not be used directly; instead, config scripts like the ones mentioned above should 'source' the csih script, and then use the functions provided.

Changes (since 0.1.3-1) ====================== * Add --help, --license, --version options to winProductName. * Caller can now specify the password when calling csih_create_privileged_user * csih_should_run_as now accepts optional [service_name] argument. If specified, then checks to see if [service_name] is already installed. If so, the user under which the service is installed is returned (if that user has the necessary privileges). Should call csih_select_privileged_username first, unless you are SURE that [service_name] has already been installed. * Add [-q] and [service_name] options to csih_select_privileged_username See NEWS file * Associated foo-config scripts that do not themselves install a service (such as ssh-user-config) can now query the 'expected' account that the associated service will run as (or is already installed under). Recommended pattern: if csih_is_nt then if ! cygrunsrv -Q <service> >/dev/null 2>&1 then csih_select_privileged_username -q <service> fi service_user=$(csih_service_should_run_as <service>) ... continue ... fi * new functions for comparing x.y.z version numbers: csih_version_ge A B --> A >= B csih_version_le A B --> A <= B csih_version_gt A B --> A > B csih_version_lt A B --> A < B csih_version_ne A B --> A == B * Clarified licensing terms and attributions for script Explicitly MIT/X. * Removed any direct heritage from cygport due to licensing concerns.



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