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Bug 17139 - ssh-add / openssh-askpass problem
ssh-add / openssh-askpass problem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-31 11:49 EDT by Gerald Teschl
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-08 03:57:37 EDT
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Description Gerald Teschl 2000-08-31 11:49:03 EDT
The openssh-askpass dialog never accepts the passphrase the first time.
I always have to type it twice. I have tested different window managers.

No problems under RH6.2 and on the command-line.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-07 14:59:58 EDT
The version in the build tree appears to be working correctly.  It prints out
whatever I've typed the first time.
Comment 2 Gerald Teschl 2000-09-08 03:57:35 EDT
This is in fact a very weird problem! I just replaced the ssh-askpass by a
little wrapper
to figure out what is wrong:

echo $PASS >> /tmp/pass.log
echo $PASS

And now it works!? If I remove the  wrapper it doesn't. This looks like quantum
mechanics to me:
Watching the experiment changes its outcome! Anyway, I hope this is gone in the

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