[Bug 69] Generalize SSH_ASKPASS

Markus Friedl markus at openbsd.org
Thu Mar 27 08:56:13 EST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 05:54:27PM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> 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?

after the 3.6 release

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