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Re: sh-utils: "su" patch for use with ntsec..
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 15:52:26 -0500
- Subject: Re: sh-utils: "su" patch for use with ntsec..
- References: <email@example.com> <20020125173816.GF27965@redhat.com> <3C51B231.firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>There is no "su" command in the cygwin release.
>>This mailing list is intended for discussing cygwin packaging issues
>>(and secondarily it is apparently intended for me to tell ever other
>>poster that they are off-topic).
On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 02:29:53PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Ah -- but "su" is *supposed* to be part of the "sh-utils" package -- but
>it was ripped out because it doesn't (yet) work on cygwin. I'd view
>this post as a "here's a patch for the sh-utils package". Which,
>incidentally, DOES belong on the email@example.com list -- but not on
>the firstname.lastname@example.org list (although confusion is possible, I
>suppose, since "sh-utils" IS a cygwin package). The relevant description:
I'm perfectly aware of why su isn't included. And, actually, it isn't
>"for packaging discussing issues regarding applications that are
>distributed with the Cygwin DLL. ... This list is intended for
>discussing solutions. It is not for "bug reports" or "it would be nice"
>type of musings. Use the main cygwin mailing list for that."
Uh huh. My words. Consulted them before replying...
>So, patches from non-maintainers -- even for existing cygwin packages --
>belong on the main list, not cygwin apps.
>Having said that, it's up to the current maintainer of sh-utils to
>evaluate this contribution...
Which, coincidentially enough, would be me.
So, again, confine this discussion to email@example.com. At least for
If people report success with the patch and the patch looks ok, I'll
incorporate it into a new sh-utils.
I can't download the patch myself. If I had been able to, I may have
been able to short circuit this discussion.
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