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Re: emacs cvs over ssh question

From: M. Serkan Apaydin
Subject: Re: emacs cvs over ssh question
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 09:56:12 -0800
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address@hidden wrote:

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?

I am running it on an SGI supercomputer. Typing
SSH_ASKPASS: Undefined variable.

There is no way to go to console for me, as I am always logging in to this 
machine from another.


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