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How to install Cygwin with OpenSSH 7.4

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Hi Everyone,

We need to install Cygwin with OpenSSH 7.4 for a new PPM 9.52 installation.

I don't see any documentation in the PPM Help that explain how to install and configure Cygwin on the Windows server but it is a dependency for PPM.

Firstly, the Cygwin site (https://www.cygwin.com/) does not reference the OpenSSH 7.4 package. Where do I get this package?

According to the site I can use the setup-x86_64.exe to install the Cygwin and add the required package. Is that correct?

What configuration needs to be done to ensure Cygwin will work for PPM?

Your assistance is highly appreciated.

Regards,

Alfred

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Re: How to install Cygwin with OpenSSH 7.4

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Hello Mr. Alfred,

I hope you are doing well.

My name is David Zúñiga from  the PPM support team and I'll be assisting you, it's a pleasure to do it.

The PPM documentation doesn't explain how to install Cygwin (which is required for PPM in a Windows environment) because it is a third party application. For example, Oracle Database is also a requirement, however, to install it, you need to check Oracle's documentation.

With that being said, I have done some research about how to add the OpenSSH 7.4 package in Cygwin (which I couldn't find in the Cygwin website). This was found on an external website, however, it can be helpful:

1. Install Cygwin.
2. Download Portable OpenSSH (openssh-7.4p1.tar.gz from OpenSSH web site)
3. Unpack OpenSSH. Open Cygwin and go to the directory containing openssh-7.4p1.tar.gz.
4. Build OpenSSH by opening Cygwin and going to the directory that contains OpenSSH files.
$ ./configure -–prefix=DIR
$ make
$ make install

 

At last, to answer your question "What configuration needs to be done to ensure Cygwin will work for PPM?";  I'd like to let you know that for PPM to work, you will need to install the following three packages (at least) during Cygwin installation:

-Accessibility

-Admin

-Shell

I hope you find this information helpful.

Best regards,

David Zúñiga

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Re: How to install Cygwin with OpenSSH 7.4

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Hello Mr. Alfred,

I hope you are doing well.

My name is David Zúñiga from  the PPM support team and I'll be assisting you, it's a pleasure to do it.

The PPM documentation doesn't explain how to install Cygwin (which is required for PPM in a Windows environment) because it is a third party application. For example, Oracle Database is also a requirement, however, to install it, you need to check Oracle's documentation.

With that being said, I have done some research about how to add the OpenSSH 7.4 package in Cygwin (which I couldn't find in the Cygwin website). This was found on an external website, however, it can be helpful:

1. Install Cygwin.
2. Download Portable OpenSSH (openssh-7.4p1.tar.gz from OpenSSH web site)
3. Unpack OpenSSH. Open Cygwin and go to the directory containing openssh-7.4p1.tar.gz.
4. Build OpenSSH by opening Cygwin and going to the directory that contains OpenSSH files.
$ ./configure -–prefix=DIR
$ make
$ make install

 

At last, to answer your question "What configuration needs to be done to ensure Cygwin will work for PPM?";  I'd like to let you know that for PPM to work, you will need to install the following three packages (at least) during Cygwin installation:

-Accessibility

-Admin

-Shell

I hope you find this information helpful.

Best regards,

David Zúñiga

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