Call for testing: OpenSSH 9.7

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 8 08:56:46 AEDT 2024

On Fri, 8 Mar 2024 at 07:54, Carson Gaspar <carson at> wrote:
> configure already attempts to determine a legitimate value for SHELL /
> TEST_SHELL - perhaps add a stderr redirect to the tests there?

The problem here is not the script itself, but rather that ssh -o
ProxyCommand invokes the specified command via the user's shell.  The
other similar case occurs when the tests invoke a remote command,
which also ends up being parsed by the user's login shell.  We do
attempt to account for the latter, so accounting for the former should
not be significantly harder.

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