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gnome-keyring bug in snapshots
- From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:19:10 -0600
- Subject: gnome-keyring bug in snapshots
For some time now, snapshots have displayed a bug wrt gnome-keyring,
namely that passwords don't "register" when entered. This wreaks
havoc on the GNOME desktop where so many programs rely on
This is easy to reproduce, but requires xorg-server, dbus,
gnome-keyring, and openssh. At a new terminal:
$ XWin -multiwindow &>/dev/null &
$ export DISPLAY=:0
$ eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`
$ export `gnome-keyring-daemon --start --components=ssh`
$ ssh USER@HOSTNAME
(Enter password for ssh key in GUI prompt)
What should happen (and does with 1.7.9) is a successful login. WIth
the 20111129 snapshot, the following message is displayed on the
Agent admitted failure to sign using the key.
(which AFAIK comes from ssh) and the gnome-keyring prompt asks for the
password to the next private key listed in ~/.ssh/config (even if its
the wrong key for HOSTNAME). Subsequent logins do succeed, however.
This does not occur with ssh-agent(1).
Frankly, I'm a little baffled by this one, but a non-working GNOME
desktop is really keeping me from testing the snapshots for any length
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