ssh-host-config script sends /etc/passwd thru awk

Andrey Repin
Wed Feb 18 13:01:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

> On Feb 17 16:22, Warren Young wrote:
>> > On Feb 17, 2015, at 4:02 PM, Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
>> > 
>> > On Feb 17 15:51, Warren Young wrote:
>> >> It seems that the ssh-host-config script isn’t using Corinna’s new
>> >> getent package yet.
>> > Both scripts are using geten or mkpasswd/mkgroup.
>> I was sure I looked into my local copies before answering that
>> question.  Maybe I had old versions?
>> An /etc/passwd containing only an sshd user certainly does seem like a
>> fresh install of 1.7.34, with the entry coming from ssh-*-config,
>> though, rather than an upgrade from pre-.34.

> It's a bit confusing to talk about the Cygwin version when this is
> only about openssh and the csih package.  I'm really busy with other
> stuff right now.  I quickly scanned the ssh-*-config scripts again
> and they never write a passwd entry so, if anything, it's a problem
> in the csih helper script.  Does anybody want to inspect
> /usr/share/csih/ for this?

I'm on it, and the only place, where awk is ever called so far in relation to
these files is csih_use_file_etc

So far it seems the user need to upgrade or reinstall his openssh package.
I'm off to try and set openssh on my newest VM, that have Cygwin first
installed after 1.7.34 release.
I'll be back.

Andrey Repin ( 18.02.2015, <15:01>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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