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Bug 597420 - ssh-askpass missing from release
Summary: ssh-askpass missing from release
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: releng
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Dennis Gregorovic
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-05-28 21:28 UTC by Quentin Barnes
Modified: 2010-11-11 16:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 16:28:11 UTC
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Description Quentin Barnes 2010-05-28 21:28:26 UTC
Description of problem:
I have ssh-add in my .xsession.  During login I am not prompted for
my ssh password and don't get my keyring added to the ssh-agent.
I see the same error messages below also in my ~/.xsession-errors file.

The binary /usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass is missing from the
system.  I think it is because the "openssh-askpass-*" RPM is missing
from the x86_64 distribution.  The openssh-askpass RPM is still mentioned
on page 114 of the RHEL6 Deployment Guide so it should still be there,

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ssh-add < /dev/null
Actual results:
$ ssh-add < /dev/null
ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory

Expected results:
An X window opens and prompts me for my password.

Additional info:

Comment 2 Quentin Barnes 2010-05-29 01:43:45 UTC
This problem may be related to Bug #593573.  Could ssh-askpass package have gotten left off the build mirror used to create the RHEL6 Beta ISO image?

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-02 15:53:35 UTC
This was changed post-beta1.

Comment 4 Quentin Barnes 2010-06-03 17:47:36 UTC
I'm not sure what you mean by that it was changed.  Changed how?

Assuming there isn't some package reorg going on behind the scenes, I see two issues to the problem here.  One issue is that openssh-askpass got left off the DVD.  The other is that the openssh-clients package does not have an expressed dependency on the openssh-askpass package.  Has both been addressed?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-03 17:53:23 UTC
The comps file was changed such that askpass is pulled in in certain situations.

Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-07 15:54:18 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 8 Alexander Todorov 2010-07-05 09:21:56 UTC
With the 0701.3 tree:

# find -name "openssh-askpass*" | sort

The openssh-askpass package is present for all variants. For ComputeNode it is in optional for the rest it is in the base repository. Moving to VERIFIED.

Comment 9 2010-11-11 16:28:11 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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