Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 813156
Unison GUI won't prompt for ssh password.
Last modified: 2012-06-22 04:34:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Unison won't prompt for ssh password
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the Unison GUI.
2. Set a profile or select an already created profile.
3. Try to connect to a remote server using ssh.
A "contacting server" dialog opens and remains on the screen indefinitely with no progress further into the application's workflow.
Password dialog opens to enter ssh password.
This bug has been reported on SUSE and Ubuntu. There is an updated version that fixes this problem. Latest stable version is unison-2.40.63 from http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/ which is from 2010.
There are work arounds but a few are not secure.
Please update as this is a good tool to work across platforms and USB sticks.
unison227-2.27.57-17.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
unison227-2.27.57-16.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
unison227-2.27.57-16.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing unison227-2.27.57-17.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
unison227-2.27.57-16.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
unison227-2.27.57-17.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
unison227-2.27.57-16.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.