[ANNOUNCEMENT] Re: Updated: Cygwin 1.7.34-6

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Feb 5 15:13:00 GMT 2015

On Feb  4 14:46, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi Cygwin friends and users,
> At long last, I just released the first non-test version of Cygwin
> 1.7.34.
> Note: The version number is 1.7.34-6 to allow automatic updating from
>       the last 1.7.34-005 test release with new setup versions.
>       See https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2015-02/msg00008.html
> 1.7.34 contains a couple of really big changes, which *may* be
> disruptive.  That's why we had this long test phase and why I asked
> you to run the test release.  You didn't test?  Oh, too bad.
> The major changes in this new release are
> - the new method to read account information (passwd and group) from the
>   Windows user databases directly, without the requirement to generate
>   /etc/passwd and /etc/group files to generate Unix-like uid and gid.
>   See https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/ntsec.html
> - the fixes in POSIX ACL handling and the effect this has on the standard
>   POSIX group permissions, as well as the accompanying new setfacl(1)
>   options -b/--remove-all and -k/--remove-default.
>   See https://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-utils.html#setfacl
>   and https://cygwin.com/faq.faq.html#faq.using.ssh-pubkey-stops-working
>   and https://cygwin.com/faq.faq.html#faq.using.same-with-rhosts

The FAQ links are broken, sorry!

The real links are

and https://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html#faq.using.same-with-rhosts

Again, sorry and HTH,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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