Call for testing: OpenSSH 8.3

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Wed May 13 12:30:29 AEST 2020

On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 02:00, Kevin Brott <kevin.brott at> wrote:
> Latest snapshot is openssh-SNAP-20200502.tar.gz 02-May-2020 00:30 - is this the 8.3p1 candidate?

No, it looks like the snapshot updater stopped updating.  Damien's onto it.

> Using git-clone:
> *Linux Mint 19.3 / gcc (Ubuntu 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04) 7.5.0 **
> fail tests here:*
> ssh-add -l with different agent did not fail with exit code 1 (exit code 0)
> failed simple agent test
> Makefile:213: recipe for target 't-exec' failed
> make[1]: *** [t-exec] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/brottk/sandbox/openssh-portable/regress'
> Makefile:673: recipe for target 't-exec' failed
> make: *** [t-exec] Error 2

This one I'm not sure about.

> *AIX 7200-04-01-1939 / gcc (GCC) 8.3.0
> fails out here ...*
> ...
> key option expiry-time invalid
> key option expiry-time expired
> key option expiry-time valid
> failed key options

The individual test that failed should be a further back in the log.
The debug logs for the failing invocations of ssh and sshd should be
in regress/failed-ssh*.log, could you please send those (off-list if
you prefer).

> *Using the xlc_r compiler fails to compile enough to get to the tests ...*

The Makefile doesn't know how to make shared libraries with xlc so it
can't build the sk-dummy library.  We don't actually use it if you're
not building with security key support, I'll see if I can make it skip
building it too.

Thanks for the thorough testing!

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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