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Bug#368657: a way to force ssh-askpass to be used

Package: openssh-client
Version: 1:4.3p2-2
Severity: wishlist


Currently, ssh will run ssh-askpass only if there is no controlling
terminal. While this is a sane default, there are cases where I would
like it to be used regarless of whether there is a controlling terminal,
e.g., when I'm running an 'svn update' in a working copy that makes use
of the svn:externals feature, or in cases where I'm trying to set up a
connection to a slow machine on an overloaded network. In such cases, I
may not be paying attention to the terminal where ssh is running, only
noticing that I need to enter a password when it is too late; had SSH
popped up ssh-askpass at that time, then this wouldn't occur.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-2-powerpc
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.UTF-8@euro, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.UTF-8@euro (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages openssh-client depends on:
ii  adduser       3.87                       Add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debc 1.5.1                      Debian configuration management sy
ii  dpkg          1.13.19                    package maintenance system for Deb
ii  libc6         2.3.6-9                    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcomerr2    1.38+1.39-WIP-2006.04.09-2 common error description library
ii  libedit2      2.9.cvs.20050518-2.2       BSD editline and history libraries
ii  libkrb53      1.4.3-7                    MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  libncurses5   5.5-2                      Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1   1.30-1                     SELinux shared libraries
ii  libssl0.9.8   0.9.8b-2                   SSL shared libraries
ii  zlib1g        1:1.2.3-11                 compression library - runtime

openssh-client recommends no packages.

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