Call for testing: OpenSSH-6.2

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Tue Mar 5 21:45:03 EST 2013

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 08:18:17PM +1100, Darren Tucker wrote:
> it *does* seem related to make, though, since it'll build fine with GNU
> make.

I think I found it. has:

PATHS= -DSSHDIR=\"$(sysconfdir)\" \



Note the trailing "\" on the last line of PATHS=.  It looks like HP-UX's
make ignores the blank line (which is probably a bug) and appends CC=gcc
to $(PATHS).  Eventually make runs:

cc ... -D_PATH_PRIVSEP_CHROOT_DIR=\"/var/empty\"  CC=gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -c authfd.c

which chokes.  It's been there a lot longer than than I expected:

revision 1.322
date: 2011-05-05 13:48:37 +1000;  author: djm;  state: Exp;  lines: +10 -40;
 - (djm) [ WARNING.RNG aclocal.m4]
   [entropy.c ssh-add.c ssh-agent.c ssh-keygen.c ssh-keyscan.c]
   [ssh-keysign.c ssh-pkcs11-helper.c ssh-rand-helper.8 ssh-rand-helper.c]
   [ssh.c sshd.c contrib/aix/]
   [regress/README.regress] Remove ssh-rand-helper and all its
   tentacles. PRNGd seeding has been rolled into entropy.c directly.
   Thanks to tim@ for testing on affected platforms.

This patch ought to fix it:

RCS file: /home/dtucker/openssh/cvs/openssh/,v
retrieving revision 1.333
diff -u -r1.333
---	21 Feb 2013 23:40:00 -0000	1.333
+++	5 Mar 2013 10:33:13 -0000
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@
 	-D_PATH_SSH_PIDDIR=\"$(piddir)\" \

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