Intent to package: keychain

Earnie Boyd
Fri Feb 15 04:50:00 GMT 2002

Where's the tarball?  Sounds like it would get my vote but where's the
tarball?  You've got to put up a local copy of the tarball for us to


Hack Kampbjørn wrote:
> I intend to make a new package for the keychain script from:
> Proposed setup.hint (mostly taken from debian:
> sdesc: "An OpenSSH key manager"
> ldesc: "Keychain is an OpenSSH key manager, typically run from
> ~/.bash_profile. When run, it will make sure ssh-agent is running; if
> not, it will start ssh-agent. It will redirect ssh-agent's output to
> ~/.ssh-agent, so that cron jobs that need to use ssh-agent keys can
> simply source this file and make the necessary passwordless ssh
> connections. In addition, when keychain runs, it will check with
> ssh-agent and make sure that the ssh RSA/DSA keys that you specified on
> the keychain command line have actually been added to ssh-agent. If not,
> you are prompted for the appropriate passphrases so that they can be
> added by keychain."
> category: Utils
> # cygwin contains kill and ps
> # sh-utils contains uname and whoami
> requires: ssh, bash, grep, gawk, sh-utils, cygwin
> Debian also has made a man page from the --help output, should I 'steal'
> it. Or is the README and `keychain --help` documentation enough?
> --
> Med venlig hilsen / Kind regards
> Hack Kampbjørn

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