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

On 2/22/2012 4:35 PM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 2/22/2012 12:55 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Feb 22 09:48, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 2/9/2012 3:04 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Feb 9 01:09, Charles Wilson wrote:
I've uploaded a csih-0.9.5-1 as a 'test' release. Changes:
Cool, thanks. Additionally I added the -v option back to passwd so
that older csih scripts don't fail either for that reason. It's
not visible in the usage but passwd diligently prints the version
information. I've just generated a snapshot which contains this
change. See the latest snapshot from
What's the status of this? I saw this error too but I assumed it was
because the machine I was on had two different versions of Cygwin.
Checking my personal machine, on which I only have one version of
Cygwin - 1.7.10, I have the call to passwd -v in
/usr/share/csih/ Also:

$ cygcheck -c csih
Cygwin Package Information
Package Version Status
csih 0.9.4-1 OK
There was no new announcement for csih, right? So you can safely
assume that nothing new happened. 0.9.5-1 is still in the "test"
category, so you don't get it by default, but you can download it via
setup.exe for testing.

Since there was no new Cygwin release, you can just as safely assume
that the change is only available in the developer snapshots. Just
give it a try.
I'm trying to update the Cygwin environment for my client and want to get to
the latest version. But this one obviously has at least this bug. So they
said I should get 1.7.9 as it's more stable. How would I do that? From what
I've read briefly you just toggle the previous button but that's like for
each package. I tried going to the previous version for this csih and the
bug exists there too. So how exactly would I download a consistent set of
Cygwin packages for 1.7.9?

If you're trying for consistency across the board, the prev button is the closest you're going to get. If you want to back down a package or few, go to the package list and toggle through the available options until you find the previous version. I'd recommend this.

You're still very likely better off at least trying the snapshot so that
you and the rest of us know that the issue is resolved and moving forward
is a viable possibility.  After that, if you want to try to backup to a
previous version, you can do that with some confidence in the future. :-)



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