Bug#493029: closed by Colin Watson <email@example.com> (Bug#231472: fixed in openssh 1:5.4p1-1)
clone 493029 -1
retitle 493029 please provide a second openssh-client package
# re-closing, see original close message
close 493029 openssh/1:5.4p1-1
On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:31:28AM +0200, Patrick Winnertz wrote:
> reopen 493029
> retitle 493029 pkcs#11 not working correctly
> severity 493029 normal
Reopening a bug with seven merged bugs is going to get very confusing
very quickly, so let's not do that. I've cloned off a new bug instead,
and am re-closing the original.
> thanks for your efforts on openssh. However it would be very nice if you could
> add some documentation how to use the new pkcs#11 feature of openssh... as
> simply doing a ssh-add -s 0 doesn't work anymore... although according to
> pkcs11-tool my card is in the 0 slot....
Note that I didn't develop this feature and I don't have any smartcard
> As I've not figured out how this should work after several hours of digging in
> the net, I'm reopening the bug again, change title and severity as it now a
> bug in a package and not longer a whislist bug.
> This is the output of ssh-add -s 0:
> Enter passphrase for PKCS#11:
> Could not add card: 0
> Hope to get some more detailed instructions soon.
Is there anything interesting in /var/log/auth.log?
Firstly, if you've just upgraded but haven't logged back out and in
again yet, then you may have an old version of ssh-agent running. In
that case you'll see something like this:
Apr 9 10:54:33 sarantium ssh-agent: error: Unknown message 20
Secondly, you might see something like this:
Apr 9 10:57:03 sarantium ssh-pkcs11-helper: error: dlopen 0 failed: 0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
That's because '-s 0' is no longer the correct syntax. The ssh-add(1)
manual page says:
Remove keys provided by the PKCS#11 shared library pkcs11.
... and '0' is clearly not a shared library. Based on
http://www.opensc-project.org/opensc/wiki/OpenSSH (you may have to use
Google's cache; the primary site seemed to be down when I tried), I
think the correct syntax would be:
ssh-add -s /usr/lib/opensc-pkcs11.so
When I do this, I get:
Apr 9 11:08:02 sarantium ssh-pkcs11-helper: error: no slots
... but of course I have no smartcard hardware as mentioned above.
Still, does this get you any further?
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]