Call for testing: OpenSSH-5.4

Stephen Harris lists at
Sat Feb 27 23:08:19 EST 2010

On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 06:25:38PM +1100, Damien Miller wrote:
> OpenSSH 5.4 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing
> on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a big release,
> with a number of major new features and many bug fixes.

It's been a number of years since I've done this, so please excuse me if
I'm lacking information in my report

On CentOS 5.4 32bit
Linux mercury 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Wed Jan 20 08:16:13 EST 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
% gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i386-redhat-linux
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,obj-c++,java,fortran,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --disable-dssi --enable-plugin --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4.2-gcj- --with-cpu=generic --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)

OpenSSH has been configured with the following options:
                     User binaries: /usr/local/bin
                   System binaries: /usr/local/sbin
               Configuration files: /usr/local/etc
                   Askpass program: /usr/local/libexec/ssh-askpass
                      Manual pages: /usr/local/man/manX
                          PID file: /var/run
  Privilege separation chroot path: /var/empty
            sshd default user PATH: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin
                    Manpage format: doc
                       PAM support: no
                   OSF SIA support: no
                 KerberosV support: no
                   SELinux support: no
                 Smartcard support:
                     S/KEY support: no
              TCP Wrappers support: no
              MD5 password support: no
                   libedit support: no
  Solaris process contract support: no
       IP address in $DISPLAY hack: no
           Translate v4 in v6 hack: yes
                  BSD Auth support: no
              Random number source: OpenSSL internal ONLY

              Host: i686-pc-linux-gnu
          Compiler: gcc
    Compiler flags: -g -O2 -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wuninitialized -Wsign-compare -Wno-pointer-sign -Wformat-security -fno-builtin-memset -fstack-protector-all -std=gnu99
Preprocessor flags:
      Linker flags:  -fstack-protector-all
         Libraries: -lresolv -lcrypto -ldl -lutil -lz -lnsl  -lcrypt

Commands to reproduce:
  cvs get openssh
  cd openssh
  make tests


gcc -g -O2 -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wuninitialized -Wsign-compare -Wno-pointer-sign -Wformat-security -fno-builtin-memset -fstack-protector-all -std=gnu99  -I. -I.  -DSSHDIR=\"/usr/local/etc\" -D_PATH_SSH_PROGRAM=\"/usr/local/bin/ssh\" -D_PATH_SSH_ASKPASS_DEFAULT=\"/usr/local/libexec/ssh-askpass\" -D_PATH_SFTP_SERVER=\"/usr/local/libexec/sftp-server\" -D_PATH_SSH_KEY_SIGN=\"/usr/local/libexec/ssh-keysign\" -D_PATH_SSH_PKCS11_HELPER=\"/usr/local/libexec/ssh-pkcs11-helper\" -D_PATH_SSH_PIDDIR=\"/var/run\" -D_PATH_PRIVSEP_CHROOT_DIR=\"/var/empty\" -DSSH_RAND_HELPER=\"/usr/local/libexec/ssh-rand-helper\" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -c ssh-pkcs11-helper.c
gcc -o ssh-pkcs11-helper ssh-pkcs11-helper.o ssh-pkcs11.o -L. -Lopenbsd-compat/  -fstack-protector-all -lssh -lopenbsd-compat -lresolv -lcrypto -ldl -lutil -lz -lnsl  -lcrypt
openbsd-compat//libopenbsd-compat.a(bsd-arc4random.o): In function `arc4random':
/home/sweh/ssh_testing/openssh/openbsd-compat/bsd-arc4random.c:50: undefined reference to `seed_rng'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [ssh-pkcs11-helper] Error 1



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