Bug 2560 - RedHat 6.0 does not compile ssh version 2.0.[11|12] or 1.2.26
RedHat 6.0 does not compile ssh version 2.0.[11|12] or 1.2.26
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-05 04:01 EDT by nfield
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-05 08:35:17 EDT
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Description nfield 1999-05-05 04:01:17 EDT
I have a fresh redhat 6.0 install on a x86 machine (VA
Research VArStation 28), however I have been unable to
compile ssh versions 2.0.11, 2.0.12, and 1.2.26.  During the
install I chose the custom install and selected every
component except for the news server.  The configure works
fine, and the build works up until it gets to wtmp.c.  It
fails with errors that indicate that the include file
/usr/include/wtmpx.h is bad in some way.  Here are the

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../.. -I../.. -I. -I. -I../..
-I../.. -I../sshutil
 -I./../sshutil  -g -Wall -c wtmp.c
wtmp.c: In function `ssh_user_record_login':
wtmp.c:384: warning: flag `0' used with type `s'
wtmp.c:388: warning: flag `0' used with type `s'
wtmp.c:413: structure has no member named `ut_syslen'
wtmp.c:425: warning: implicit declaration of function
wtmp.c:425: `WTMPX_FILE' undeclared (first use in this
wtmp.c:425: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only
wtmp.c:425: for each function it appears in.)

In ssh version 1.2.26 it fails in login.c with very similar
errors.  I would have thought that this would have already
been found if it were a general problem, but I can't find
any mention of ssh in the bugzilla complete list.  I've
compiled ssh dozens of times on all versions of linux, on
solaris and on IRIX and I've never had any problems, so I'm
stumped. I really need help on this very soon.  I'd greatly
appreciate it if someone could give me some suggestions and
cc me directly.  Thanks,

PS.  I attempted upgrading to the 2.2.7 kernel, even though
I knew it would make no difference...  Guess what, I was
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-05 08:35:59 EDT
Here's what I do for 1.2.26. I haven't tried 2.0.x, but I'm told
that -D_GNU_SOURCE does the trick there too. Please reopen this bug if
not ...

Add -D_GNU_SOURCE to CFLAGS. In addition, there's a one liner for

--- ssh-1.2.26/login.c.rh       Fri Mar 12 16:06:29 1999
+++ ssh-1.2.26/login.c  Fri Mar 12 16:06:37 1999
@@ -434,7 +434,6 @@
     ux.ut_session = pid;
     strncpy(ux.ut_host, host, sizeof(ux.ut_host));
     ux.ut_host[sizeof(ux.ut_host) - 1] = 0;
-    ux.ut_syslen = strlen(ux.ut_host);
     ux.ut_syslen = strlen(ux.ut_host);

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