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

Andrey Repin
Wed Feb 18 14:14:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> >> >> 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.

> Looking forward to it.

You were right, the offender is the ssh-user-config, the check_user_homedir()
The openssh is the 64-bit version, as in the stackexchange user's case.
The issue is interesting, though. When I first installed the openssh, it
offered me "prev" version of the package, even though I was installing from
the net. Re-running the installer picked the "current" version.
Setup.exe glitch?

Andrey Repin ( 18.02.2015, <16:17>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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