Wine automated testing update
saulius2 at ar.fi.lt
Sun Jul 15 14:11:47 CDT 2012
* On Thu, 21 Jun 2012, Francois Gouget wrote:
> --- Host / VM communication
> One piece that's missing is the ability to copy files from/to a VM and
> to run specific commands in a VM.
> * There's Cygwin's OpenSSH server which would give us what we need
> through scp and ssh. Cygwin does not install on NT4 and I'm not
> convinced it's really free of side-effects. In particular copying
> the cygwin directory to another computer does not seem to work.
Seems like some guy Darren Tucker  is in the same boat:
" I have an old windows VM with an oldish cygwin that I use for the
regression tests. Investigating one of the test failures, I see that
it's for UsePrivilegeSeparation=sandbox, and it seems to be because
setrlimit(RLIMIT_FSIZE, ...) is not supported.
IMO, this isn't a big loss, since the most useful thing in the rlimit
"sandbox" is the descriptor limits. Can anyone see a reason not to just
omit RLIMIT_FSIZE on cygwin? It's a no-op unless you've explicitly set
"UsePrivilegeSeparation sandbox" in sshd_config. "
Maybe you could ask him about his experience on side-effects?
OTOH, to measure the difference between modern Win and NT4 one could
probably compile whole env from the scratch and run Cygwin regression
tests. Some guys are doing "make -s test". 
> * There's more limited OpenSSH installations derived from Cygwin
> but I'm not sure they're much better on the side-effects side.
I've found tutorial about installing rsync on old Windows. 
Maybe rsync could look like having fewer side-effects (or no at all) with
this port now that it has been resurrected by some degree -- support for
Win7 x64 was added this year. 
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