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

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Feb 18 14:54:00 GMT 2015

On Feb 18 16:35, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> > 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()
> function.

...which is using `getent passwd ...', not checking /etc/passwd directly.

> 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?

No idea.  Mirror problem?  I never encountered the problem myself.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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