openssh 5.1p1-3 / ssh-host-config dependency and permission issues
Thu Oct 9 11:17:00 GMT 2008
On Oct 7 15:51, Karl Herrick wrote:
> 1. Should diffutils automatically be installed as a dependency of openssh
> so that this error doesn't come up in regard to it not being installed
> while running ssh-host-config?
Diffutils is a dependency of csih and csih is a dependency of openssh,
so it should have been installed anyway. A couple of weeks ago we
encountered some problems with dependency tracking in setup, though.
This problem should eventually be solved in setup, not by band-aiding in
the package dependencies.
> 2. Should these permissions be different on a default cygwin install so
> that openssh can be installed and ssh-host-config can be executed without
> permission errors?
The default permissions of /etc/passwd and other files should be right
on a default install, in theory. They are created at first installation
> 3. Is it safe to make the necessary permission changes to the various files
> and directores (/etc/passwd, /etc/group, and /var) that openssh is
> requesting changes to in order to "force" it to work?
I don't understand. Change them and it will run.
> 4. If indeed these issues are due to a bug, are there appropriate places to
> file necessary bug reports in order to keep track of if/when they will be
This list is the appropriate place.
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