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Re: bin/26861 (base ssh does not find ssh-askpass in /usr/pkg)

The following reply was made to PR bin/26861; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/26861 (base ssh does not find ssh-askpass in /usr/pkg)
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:24:39 +0000

 On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 06:35:03AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
  >  > Synopsis: base ssh does not find ssh-askpass in /usr/pkg
  >  > 
  >  > State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
  >  > State-Changed-By:
  >  > State-Changed-When: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:43:00 +0000
  >  > State-Changed-Why:
  >  > Is this still a problem?
  >  > (I just updated the synopsis from the discussion in the PR)
  >  The problem is the same, the solution (using SSH_ASKPASS) is the same.
  >  A similar problem exists for xauth where the solution is to configure
  >  the sshd accordingly for a pkgsrc based X11.
  >  I don't see how the problem could be solved without such manual
  >  configuration. ssh prefers to have a single hard coded default,
  >  a search path is probably considered a security issue.
 At some point we're probably going to have to come up with a
 reasonable way to tell things in base where pkgsrc LOCALBASE is.
 Until then, ISTM that the right thing to do is make it possible to
 specify the path in /etc/ssh and default to /usr/pkg.
 David A. Holland

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