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Bug#919986: ITP: r-cran-askpass -- safe password entry for GNU R, Git, and SSH

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>

* Package name    : r-cran-askpass
  Version         : 1.1
  Upstream Author : Jeroen Ooms
* URL             : https://cran.r-project.org/package=askpass
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: GNU R
  Description     : safe password entry for GNU R, Git, and SSH
 Cross-platform utilities for prompting the user for credentials or a
 passphrase, for example to authenticate with a server or read a protected key.
 Includes native programs for MacOS and Windows, hence no 'tcltk' is required.
 Password entry can be invoked in two different ways: directly from R via the
 askpass() function, or indirectly as password-entry back-end for 'ssh-agent'
 or 'git-credential' via the SSH_ASKPASS and GIT_ASKPASS environment variables.
 Thereby the user can be prompted for credentials or a passphrase if needed
 when R calls out to git or ssh.

Remark: This package is maintained by Debian R Packages Maintainers at
This package is needed to upgrade r-cran-openssl to its latest upstream version.

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