[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Mar 27 04:54:27 EST 2003

On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 16:49, Markus Friedl wrote:
> you are claiming that's it's broken the way it is.
> but it's not broken because it's the way it's intented.
> the original intentions need to be revised, that's all.

Ok, ok -- so it's a perfect implementation of an _intention_ which now
turns out to be broken w.r.t. the real world :)

I didn't realise that distinction really mattered. 

The assumption that the ability to fork a separate process to handle
password/passphrase/interaction requests is only required by X11-capable
clients is not valid. Therefore, the requirement for $DISPLAY to be set
is not useful. Bug #69 has a patch attached which fixes this. Can we
apply it?


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