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Re: Cygwin 'login' command does not work - why?

Both login and sshd used to work quite well on this machine -
for several weeks and after repeated reboots.  Really, honest.  
Since I upgraded a few packages in Cygwin via the Cygwin installer
they no longer work.  Reverting the packages did not help.
Even erasing/reinstalling Cygwin did not help.
Yes, I know Cygwin login is largely useless, but surely Login.exe 
must function in some regard or it would not have been included 
in the Cygwin distribution.
Of course it is a configuration issue.  
Probably, as you suggest, something very simple.  But I am out of ideas 
that's why I am asking here.  I have reviewed all previous discussions, 
all Cygwin documentation as well as searched via Google to no avail.
I guess I will step through the login and crypto code with gdb.  
Sorry for all the trouble. 

--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <> wrote:
> I'll suggest that you review the email list archives about this and all
> the available documentation on these programs and inetd if you have not
> already.  This general issue has come up many times before and the solution
> is generally a configuration one.  Previous discussions and available 
> documentation should help track down this problem.  Don't worry about 
> not being able to invoke "login" from the command line.  The Cygwin 
> version of this utility is not meant to be invoked from the command line.
> The issues you note when you do so are red herrings.
> Larry Hall                    
> RFK Partners, Inc.            
> 838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
> Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX

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