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Re: How do I debug this?

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: How do I debug this?
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:14:44 +0200
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Mark Geary <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Marc,

> Now when I try to open a remote file, Tramp sits and spins with
> "Waiting for prompts from remote shell...". When it times out, the
> *tramp/ssh* buffer is empty.
> However using ssh to connect from the command line works just fine.
> My first thought was that this problem results from the SSH changes,
> but I suppose it might be something else.
> I've tried setting (custom-set-variables '(tramp-verbose 6)), but the
> contents of the debug directory are rather opaque to me. I can see
> that Tramp is doing lots of regex matching, but it's not obvious to me
> what text from the remote machine it's trying to macth against, or
> what most of the particular regexp purposes are.
> How do I start to debug this?

Step through the messages with level "(6)", these are the sent commands,
and the returned result. Look, what's the last such message, it
indicates where Tramp hangs.

You could also show the debug buffer here, or send it to me
off-list. Maybe it tells us already what's up.

> Mark Geary

Best regards, Michael.

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