Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.6

Iain Morgan imorgan+openssh at
Sat Sep 30 04:05:41 AEST 2017

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 10:47:59 +1000, Damien Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> OpenSSH 7.6p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing
> on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a bugfix release.

Hi Damien,

I sent this report last week, but due to a prlblem at my end it never
made it to the list.

The 20170922 snapshot successfully builds on RHEL 6.9/x86_64 with
LibreSSL 2.6.1. However, the regression tests fail with

run test ...
SSH_USER_AUTH: Undefined variable.
failed authinfo
make[1]: *** [t-exec] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [tests] Error 2

This is due to my shell being csh, which is pickier about undefined
variables than the Bourne-style shells. The attached patch fixes the

Iain Morgan

diff --git a/regress/ b/regress/
index e725296..e4275be 100644
--- a/regress/
+++ b/regress/
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ tid="authinfo"
 # Ensure the environment variable doesn't leak when ExposeAuthInfo=no.
 verbose "ExposeAuthInfo=no"
 env SSH_USER_AUTH=blah ${SSH} -F $OBJ/ssh_proxy x \
-	'test -z "$SSH_USER_AUTH"' || fail "SSH_USER_AUTH present"
+	'test -z `printenv SSH_USER_AUTH`' || fail "SSH_USER_AUTH present"
 verbose "ExposeAuthInfo=yes"
 echo ExposeAuthInfo=yes >> $OBJ/sshd_proxy

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