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Re: cvs problem

From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: cvs problem
Date: 20 Sep 2002 16:59:10 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Schmid <address@hidden> writes:
> You have no controlling tty.  Cannot read passphrase.
> cvs [commit aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if any)

The problem is the first line.  I strongly suspect that that line
comes from SSH.  The problem is that SSH has no idea what mechanism
to use to ask you for your password.

> HOWEVER: When I commit the same file from the commandline, I have no 
> problems at all commiting it, because the CVS settings are correct.

But you're prompted for a password, right ?
You should either try to get SSH to use `ssh-askpass' (which opens up an
Xwindows dialog box) or else try to make sure that SSH does not need to
get your password, for instance by using ssh-agent (you may have to create
an identity with ssh-keygen etc...).

> We have another server with Emacs 21.1.1 installed. From this server, CVS 
> from within emacs works fine.

Does it prompt for a password ?  If so, how ?  If not, why not ?


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