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Re: [Fab-user] Re: HEAD broken?

From: Jorge Vargas
Subject: Re: [Fab-user] Re: HEAD broken?
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 22:50:06 -0400

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Jeff Forcier <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Jeff Forcier <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'll see if I can find a way to eliminate both problems, I suspect
>> this may be due to sending over an empty password, which is something
>> we could catch beforehand. I'll let you know if/when I get a fix out,
>> which will be soon as this is pretty egregious.
> OK, just pushed a fix for this.
Yes it worked. Thanks

> I was right about the root cause, and sadly I don't see an
> elegant/foolproof way of detecting whether a user has working
> public-key auth, before the fact. Paramiko's internals weren't clean
> enough for me to get that info out of it without doing serious
> monkeypatching or running some state-changing code twice in a row; so
> I settled for checking the common case of "SSHException, and we have
> an empty env.password". With luck this isn't just creating more edge
> cases.

Sorry that's way over my knowledge of the library at this point :)

> Please let me know if this fixes it for you; it seemed to work as
> expected for me with both my ssh-agent on, and with it off (i.e. the
> remote system wanting a password out of me).

For this particular set of servers I do not have ssh-agent et-all so
I'll be your ginea-pig

> Best,
> Jeff

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