[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Mar 27 00:55:43 EST 2003

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 13:46, Markus Friedl wrote:
> of course, you just set DISPLAY for ssh.

You're advocating the option I gave below?...: 

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 12:59:49PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > I suppose we could have a shell script wrapper around SSH alone, which
> > does nothing but set a DISPLAY variable if none is set, add '-x' to the
> > options to prevent ssh itself from misinterpreting it, detach from the
> > controlling tty, etc... 

I consider that an evil hack to work around the bug.

What purpose does it serve to obey $SSH_ASKPASS only if $DISPLAY is also

For what reason is it not acceptable to have a SIMON_SAYS_SSH_ASKPASS
(or perhaps less sarcastically named) option in addition to SSH_ASKPASS,
if it _is_ really necessary for $SSH_ASKPASS to be conditional on


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