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Re: TRAMP hanging on “Waiting for prompts …”

From: Sean Whitton
Subject: Re: TRAMP hanging on “Waiting for prompts …”
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:37:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Dear Michael,

On 26 Sep 2011 at 20:53Z, Michael Albinus wrote:

> Nothing mysterious there.

> The following command sequence has been performed:

> # /bin/sh # exec ssh -l swhitton -e none athena

> There is a prompt after the first command; no output after the second
> one. Strange.

> Could you, please, open a local shell and apply both commands? Maybe
> there is a TERM problem.

Works fine and gives me a shell on athena.

> If this doesn't help, please start a fresh Emacs via "emacs -Q", and
> open directly "C-x C-f /ssh:address@hidden:". Maybe this works.

Doesn’t work, and indeed locks up Emacs completely so that a C-g won’t
kill it: C-g replaces “Waiting for prompts” with “Tramp: Opening
connection for address@hidden using ssh…done” but Emacs is

This is very strange.



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