Call for testing: OpenSSH 9.7

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 8 08:53:45 AEDT 2024

On Fri, 8 Mar 2024 at 06:59, Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at> wrote:
> After a lot of tinkering I found that the following change in
> suddenly made the test succeed.
>  In check_socks():
>     ${REAL_SSH} -q -F $OBJ/ssh_config \
> -           -o "ProxyCommand ${proxycmd}${s} $h $PORT 2>/dev/null" \
> +           -o "ProxyCommand ${proxycmd}${s} $h $PORT" \
>             somehost cat ${DATA} > ${COPY}
> It occured to me that my login shell is tcsh, not bash.  So I changed
> my login shell to bash and, lo and behold, succeeded
> even with the stderr redirection.

Nice find!  Wow, tsch, I don't think I've used that in this millenium!

> Having said that, can this test be changed to be independent of the
> user's long shell?

Yes we should be able to change to something that invokes
${TEST_SHELL} -c "[whatever]", although it might take a couple of
attempts to get the quoting right.   Lemme have a try...

Darren Tucker (dtucker at
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