Intent to package: keychain

Hack Kampbjørn
Sat Feb 16 09:33:00 GMT 2002

Earnie Boyd wrote:
> 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
> eyeball.

That's not how I understood the setup.html instructions: first proposed
to do the package and if nobody is against then submit the package for
review. Anyway I've already done the package so here it is: (same as quoted

> Earnie.
> 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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