ssh - Could not create directory 'c/.ssh'.
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu May 12 00:57:00 GMT 2011
On 5/11/2011 5:04 PM, Tim Allen wrote:
> Hi Larry
> On 11/05/11 15:45, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 5/11/2011 6:44 AM, Tim Allen wrote:
>>> I have happily used Cygwin ssh from "DOS" command prompt for many
>>> years but
>>> on upgrading to V1.7 get this error message. Further info:
>>> OS: Vista
>>> /etc/passwd line:
>>> The interesting thing is that if I open up a second command prompt and
>>> run an
>>> arbitrary cygwin command (like "less filename"). ssh successfully finds
>>> /home/tda/.ssh (but only for so long as that second command is running).
>>> I suspect this is something to do with the changes to mounts, but so
>>> far I've
>>> been unable to find a fix.
>> I think we need more information about what you're actually doing and what
>> your configuration is. Please review the problem reporting guidelines found
>>> Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
> OK. Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Open command prompt, type:
> c:\ ssh fleet
> Could not create directory 'c/.ssh'.
> The authenticity of host 'fleet (192.168.1.30)' can't be established.
> RSA key fingerprint is 17:33:a7:32:cd:e1:04:ed:d7:3b:dc:11:c6:da:3c:42.
> Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
> 2. Open second command prompt, type:
> c:\ less main.c
> 3. Leave less running, return to first prompt and repeat login attempt:
> c:\ ssh fleet
> Linux fleet 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Tue Mar 8 21:36:00 UTC 2011 i686
> (login OK)
> cygcheck.out is output of cygcheck -s -v -r with less NOT running.
> cygcheck1.out is output of cygcheck -s -v -r with less running.
> The difference below looks relevant:
> Output from c:\cygwin\bin\id.exe
> UID: 0(tda) GID: 0(root)
> 0(root) 545(Users)
Indeed. Some thoughts:
1. Check that you're using Cygwin's ssh.
2. Try unsetting "HOME" before running ssh.
3. Try running from a DOS prompt that is run as administrator.
4. Try a different directory.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?
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