Bug 453505 - OpenSSH under KDE -> neverending prompts
OpenSSH under KDE -> neverending prompts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-01 00:13 EDT by H. Peter Anvin
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:32 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 09:59:31 EDT
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Description H. Peter Anvin 2008-07-01 00:13:52 EDT
Description of problem:

After upgrading to Fedora 9, running ssh under KDE results in it popping up a
window prompting for the key passphrase every time.  Entering the correct
passphrase does not dismiss the dialog box; it just make it come right back. 
Running ssh-add does *not* prevent the dialog boxes, but hitting Dismiss twice
without entering anything make it pick up the ssh-agent.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into KDE
2. ssh-add
3. ssh host
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Expected results:

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Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2008-07-01 03:38:44 EDT
What prints 'ps -p $SSH_AGENT_PID uww'?
Comment 2 H. Peter Anvin 2008-07-01 20:53:03 EDT
hpa       2727  0.0  0.0  49872   740 ?        Ss   Jun30   0:00
/usr/bin/ssh-agent /bin/sh -c exec -l /bin/tcsh -c "/usr/bin/startkde"
Comment 3 H. Peter Anvin 2008-07-01 20:54:02 EDT
Note that dismissing the dialog boxes twice with "Deny" make it eventually
access the key through the agent.
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2008-07-02 01:57:36 EDT
Does the dialog box you have to dismiss look the same as the dialog box which
appears on 'ssh-add </dev/null' ?
If not, then the dialog box is from different package than ssh. I suppose it is
from gnome-keyring.
What prints echo $SSH_AUTH_SOCK and echo $SSH_ASKPASS?
Comment 5 H. Peter Anvin 2008-07-02 16:10:18 EDT
The dialog box does look different than ssh-add < /dev/null.


Unsetting SSH_ASKPASS does not change the behaviour.

Changing SSH_AUTH_SOCK to /tmp/ssh-iTlPIq2708/agent.2708 and re-running ssh-add
does make it behave "sanely."
Comment 6 H. Peter Anvin 2008-08-28 17:19:14 EDT
This seems to work now; I presume gnome-keyring was fixed?
Comment 7 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-08-29 06:11:21 EDT
What version of gnome-keyring did you have before? There were some upstream fixes in 2.22.3 (July 1st).
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 21:51:38 EDT
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 09:59:31 EDT
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