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Re: emacs cvs over ssh question

From: gebser
Subject: Re: emacs cvs over ssh question
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 07:19:47 -0500 (EST)

At 11:10 (UTC-0700) on Tue, 23 Dec 2003 Kevin Rodgers said:

= M. Serkan Apaydin wrote:
= > Kai Grossjohann wrote:
= >> Try to add /usr/local/bin to exec-path, not load-path.  (load-path is
= >> for *.el and *.elc files, that is Lisp files.)
= >>
= >> Or make sure that /usr/local/bin is listed in $PATH at the time when
= >> you start Emacs.  (If you start Emacs from a button in the KDE panel,
= >> then it can be difficult to find out whether the directory is in
= >> $PATH, and if it isn't, how to put it there.  I never could figure
= >> that out.)
= > 
= > Thanks, but that does not seem to work. Changing .emacs file does not 
= > change
= > the propensity of emacs to look for ssh-askpass in /usr/bin, and my path 
= > lists
= > both /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin before running emacs (although /usr/bin 
= > comes first).
= That's because the /usr/bin/ssh-askpass path has been hard-coded somewhere,
= either an executable or an Emacs Lisp file.

This will depend upon the OS and, in the case of Linux, the 
distribution.  On my system:


Seeing this and reading the askpass section of the ssh manpage and the
doc distributed with the package leads me to believe/guess that
ssh-askpass is used in an X (or other GUI) environment.  If you're 
doing the emacs cvs call in a GUI, this could be the problem.  Try doing 
it at the console-- i.e., go to runlevel 3 or, in X/Linux, do a 
Ctrl-Alt-F2 and run it there.  

So which OS are you using?


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