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Re: Change to passwd in cygwin-1.7.10-1 breaks ssh-host-config

On 2/8/2012 3:30 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Feb 8 13:12, Tom Schutter wrote:
It appears that the "-v" option to passwd was changed to "-V" in
cygwin-  This indirectly breaks the ssh-host-config script.
The actual breakage is in the csih script.
$ grep "passwd -v" /usr/share/csih/
         passwd_has_expiry_flags=$(passwd -v | /usr/bin/awk '/^passwd
/{print ( $3>=
1.5 ) ? "yes" : "no";}')

Chuck, can we please remove this test in csih amd release a new version ASAP? The expiry stuff is from 2003 so we can safely assume its existence.

Especially as csih-0.9.x requires cygwin-1.7.

I've uploaded a csih-0.9.5-1 as a 'test' release. Changes:

* native/Makefile: Avoid -mno-cygwin and gcc3; use mingw cross compiler.
* native/winProductName.c (GetOSDisplayString): Support
  Windows 8 and Windows Server 8. Improve support for various
  Microsoft OS products.
* New functions csih_is_windows8(), csih_is_exactly_windows8(),
  and csih_is_exactly_windows8server().
* In csih_account_has_necessary_privileges(), no longer attempt to
  validate membership in Administrators group -- the test doesn't
  work properly on domains anyway. Just try to set the necessary
  rights and report error if the operation fails. Reported by
  Corinna Vinschen.
* In csih_create_privileged_user(), don't attempt to check whether
  /usr/bin/passwd has the -e option; all versions of passwd shipped
  with cygwin-1.7.x support it. Reported by Tom Schutter.
* Fixed bug related to the various existing csih_is_exactly_*

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