This script is for Slackware 12.2 only and may be outdated.

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12.2 > Network > x11-ssh-askpass (

x11-ssh-askpass is an X11-based passphrase dialog for use with OpenSSH.

To utilize this service, you will need a private SSH key in $HOME/.ssh/
If you log on using kdm, then just create a $HOME/.xprofile with the
contents of /usr/doc/x11-ssh-askpass-

If you are launching X from console (with startx), then you can edit
your $HOME/.xinitrc to source the $HOME/.xprofile or just add the contents
of $HOME/.xprofile to $HOME/.xinitrc to it. Of course, there are other
acceptable ways to accomplish the same thing - gurus can roll their own.

Maintained by: Vincent Batts
Keywords: x11,openssh,password,dialog,prompt
ChangeLog: x11-ssh-askpass


Source Downloads:
x11-ssh-askpass- (8f2e41f3f7eaa8543a2440454637f3c3)

Download SlackBuild:
x11-ssh-askpass.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 12.2

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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