Bug 174262 - keychain breaks scp, opt-in inconsistency with zsh, 2.6.1 available
keychain breaks scp, opt-in inconsistency with zsh, 2.6.1 available
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: keychain (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Dalloz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-11-26 16:31 EST by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 2.6.1-1
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Last Closed: 2005-12-01 08:52:25 EST
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Fixes for keychain specfile and scripts (4.63 KB, patch)
2005-11-26 16:31 EST, Ville Skyttä
no flags Details | Diff
Updated manpage patch (will also send upstream) (1.44 KB, patch)
2005-11-26 16:32 EST, Ville Skyttä
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Ville Skyttä 2005-11-26 16:31:10 EST
Bunch of issues here:  
1) I was finally bitten by the "keychain breaks scp" issue I had vaguely    
mentioned earlier:    
On a box with FE keychain installed, opt-in enable some user who has bash or    
csh as the shell and some SSH keys that require passphrases, and ensure his    
ssh-agent/keychain stuff is NOT active ("keychain --stop all").  Then, try to   
scp something from another box to that account: doesn't work, the _remote_ end    
starts prompting for passphrases.    
2) The opt-in stuff in ~/.keychainrc doesn't work as advertised because zsh    
treats the args differently from other shells (foo="foo bar"; echo $foo #    
results in one argument "foo bar" passed to echo, not "foo" and "bar").  
3) The opt-in mechanism seems to Just Work out of the box without any special  
tricks with zsh (maybe in >= 4.2.0-3), so README.Fedora should be updated.  
4) 2.6.1 is out.  
I took the liberty of fixing all of the above as well as other couple of  
cosmetic issues, patches attached.  Tested on FC4 with bash, pdksh, zsh and 
tcsh, and basic idea additionally with ash and FreeBSD's and Solaris' /bin/sh.  
Do you mind if I commit this for FC4 and later?  (I don't have a FC3 box to 
test with.)
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2005-11-26 16:31:11 EST
Created attachment 121510 [details]
Fixes for keychain specfile and scripts
Comment 2 Ville Skyttä 2005-11-26 16:32:15 EST
Created attachment 121511 [details]
Updated manpage patch (will also send upstream)
Comment 3 Alexander Dalloz 2005-12-01 05:58:24 EST

thanks for spotting 1) especially and the zsh related situation.

Please, feel free to update the FE package with current upstream version 2.6.1,
along with your patches. Reviewed those 2 report attachments and they look - as
usual work by you - fine.
Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2005-12-01 08:52:25 EST
Ok, 2.6.1-1.* submitted and built for FC-4 and devel, will be in the next push.

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