Call for testing: OpenSSH 9.7

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Fri Mar 8 09:57:00 AEDT 2024

On Fri, 8 Mar 2024 at 09:08, Job Snijders <job at> wrote:
> Wouldn't it be simpler to just use '#!/bin/sh' as the shebang line for
> the script?

No. is sourced by rather than being
executed, and is interpretted by $TEST_SHELL, which
configure has determined to (hopefully) be somewhat functional.

The issue is not with how is interpreted, it's
with what ssh(1) does with its ProxyCommand, which is to give it to
the user's login shell to be parsed and executed.  The command at
issue would also not work if invoked outside of for
users with tcsh as their login shell.

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