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Re: tramp (2.1.16-pre); backtrace for windows connection problem

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: tramp (2.1.16-pre); backtrace for windows connection problem
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 10:56:38 +0100
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Dave Abrahams <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Okay, I think you can stop working on this and simply add to your
>> > documentation:
>> >
>> >   "Tramp (like sshfs, incidentally) doesn't work with WinSSHD.  Use Cygwin
>> >   OpenSSH instead"

I've committed it to the repositories.

>> Yes, maybe we must simply accept this. Tramp has also problems with
>> cygwin when using it's ssh command, so it might be a more general
>> problem on that platform. Are you able to access a cygwin sshd?
> Absolutely!
> The only problem so far is a missing getconf:
> Tramp: Found remote shell prompt on `xp'
> File error: `echo \"`getconf PATH`\"' does not return a valid Lisp
> expression: `sh: getconf: command not found
> ""
> '
> Tramp: `getconf PATH' not successful, using default value
> "/bin:/usr/bin". [3 times]

As you see with the messages, Tramp is tolerant with this (using a
default value).

Maybe I shall add a test to check, whether getconf is existing. If not,
the error message shall be suppressed.

>> Btw, since since your machine runs MS Windows, you might try to connect
>> it via the smb method ...
> Didn't even know there was one.  Can you run remote commands over it?

Unfortunately not.

Best regards, Michael.

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