Updated: csih-0.9.4-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sun Feb 13 23:40:00 GMT 2011


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)
* creating a privileged user if one doesn't already exist
  (assuming the caller has permissions to create new users)
* creating "normal" users
* obtaining the (localized) name of well known accounts
  (Guest, Administrator)

It is currently used by inetutils(iu-config, syslogd-config),
openssh (ssh-host-config, ssh-user-config), sspi(sspi-config),
sysvinit(init-config), and various others.  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.

[[ cygwin binary utilities compiled using gcc-4.3.4-3 ]]
[[ native binary utilities compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 and gcc-mingw-core-20050522-1 ]]

CHANGES (since 0.9.3)
========================
o New function csih_call_winsys32() for invoking programs
  in C:\Windows\system32.
o New function csih_writable_tmpdir() echos path to a temporary
  directory, using $TMP, $TEMP, $TMPDIR, $HOME, etc.
o New function csih_mktemp() safely wraps /usr/bin/mktemp.
o csih_sanity_check() deprecated (replaced by internal function).
o csih_check_basic_mounts() deprecated (ditto).
o New mutable variables csih_sanity_check_server and
  csih_required_commands[] for modifying the behavior of the internal
  replacement function for csih_sanity_check().
o All external applications (mkpasswd, expr, tr, sed, etc) are now
  called by their full path, to avoid conflicts in the presence of
  unexpected $PATH contents.
o (internal): massive reorganization, changing the order of
  intialization.  Required because some initialization requires
  calling external programs, and we now verify these programs are
  accessible first.

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer csih maintainer for cygwin

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