Debian Bug report logs - #588103
git-gui cannot ask for password when started outside a terminal

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Package: git-gui; Maintainer for git-gui is Gerrit Pape <>; Source for git-gui is src:git.

Reported by: Anders Kaseorg <andersk@MIT.EDU>

Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 20:36:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-upstream, upstream

Found in version git/1:1.7.1-1

Fixed in version git/1:

Done: Jonathan Nieder <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Gerrit Pape <>:
Bug#588103; Package git-gui. (Sun, 04 Jul 2010 20:36:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Anders Kaseorg <andersk@MIT.EDU>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Gerrit Pape <>. (Sun, 04 Jul 2010 20:36:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Anders Kaseorg <andersk@MIT.EDU>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: git-gui cannot ask for password when started outside a terminal
Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 16:33:42 -0400
Package: git-gui
Version: 1:1.7.1-1
Severity: normal

git-gui--askpass is missing from the git-gui package, so git-gui
cannot ask for a password when fetching by ssh unless it was started
from a terminal.

When git-gui--askpass is manually copied from the source into
/usr/lib/git-core, though, it doesn’t particularly work; its window
just freezes after the password is typed.

One workaround is ‘aptitude install ssh-askpass-gnome; export

(Originally reported at , confirmed
by me.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers maverick
  APT policy: (600, 'maverick'), (600, 'lucid-updates'), (600, 'lucid-security')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-6-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages git-gui depends on:
ii  git                           1:1.7.1-1  fast, scalable, distributed revisi
ii  tk                            8.4.16-2   The Tk toolkit for Tcl and X11 (de

Versions of packages git-gui recommends:
ii  gitk                          1:1.7.1-1  fast, scalable, distributed revisi

Versions of packages git-gui suggests:
ii  git-doc                       1:1.7.1-1  fast, scalable, distributed revisi

-- no debconf information

Bug 588103 cloned as bug 598245. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <> to (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:15:21 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added indication that bug 588103 blocks 598245 Request was from Jonathan Nieder <> to (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:15:24 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) upstream and fixed-upstream. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <> to (Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:15:25 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:09:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Jonathan Nieder <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:18:53 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Anders Kaseorg <andersk@MIT.EDU>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:18:53 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #18 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <>
Subject: Bug#588103: fixed in git 1:
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:17:30 +0000
Source: git
Source-Version: 1:

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
git, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/g/git/git-all_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-arch_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-core_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-cvs_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-daemon-run_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-doc_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-email_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-gui_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-man_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git-svn_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/git_1.7.4.1-1.diff.gz
  to main/g/git/git_1.7.4.1-1.dsc
  to main/g/git/git_1.7.4.1.orig.tar.gz
  to main/g/git/gitk_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb
  to main/g/git/gitweb_1.7.4.1-1_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Jonathan Nieder <> (supplier of updated git package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:27:38 -0600
Source: git
Binary: git git-man git-core git-doc git-arch git-cvs git-svn git-email git-daemon-run git-gui gitk gitweb git-all
Architecture: all source
Version: 1:
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Gerrit Pape <>
Changed-By: Jonathan Nieder <>
 git        - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
 git-all    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (all subpacka
 git-arch   - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (arch interop
 git-core   - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (obsolete)
 git-cvs    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (cvs interope
 git-daemon-run - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (git-daemon s
 git-doc    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (documentatio
 git-email  - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (email add-on
 git-gui    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (GUI)
 git-man    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (manual pages
 git-svn    - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (svn interope
 gitk       - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (revision tre
 gitweb     - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system (web interfac
Closes: 465776 466471 499002 507476 524309 540001 575917 576887 577471 578752 581691 583693 583699 585725 588103 598245 600566 600785 606975 607044 610423 610481 611608
 git (1: unstable; urgency=low
   * new upstream release (closes: #600566, #575917, #578752, #583693,
     #583699, #588103, #507476, #540001, #524309, #581691, #600785,
     #577471, #607044, #606975, #610423, #610481).
   [ Anders Kaseorg ]
   * debian/, debian/rules: deal with RelNotes subdirectory.
   * debian/diff/0007-gitk-Take-only-numeric-...diff: new; gitk: do
     not error out when git version number contains "-rc".
   [ Jonathan Nieder ]
   * add myself as uploader.
   * debian/diff/0003, 0007, 0010-0034: remove, applied upstream.
   * debian/rules: accept patches with .patch suffix, too (thx Anders
   * debian/rules: use patch -N -r- so patch application is idempotent.
   * update debian/copyright.
   * debian/diff/0001-ident-check-etc-mailname...diff: avoid calls to
     gethostbyname when mailname is not an fqdn (closes: #611608).
   * debian/diff/0005-gitk-use-...diff: new; gitk: use standard desktop
     fonts by default.  The appearance for users that already have a
     generated ~/.gitk file is not affected (closes: #466471).
   * debian/diff/0006-gitk-...diff: new; gitk: avoid spurious matches
     in "All fields" search (thx Frédéric Brière, closes: #465776).
   * debian/control: git-cvs: recommend cvs2git for one-time conversions
     (closes: #585725).
   * debian/control: git-core: explain that it still may be needed (thx
     Denis Laxalde).
   * debian/control: gitweb: allow lynx-cur to satisfy dependency on a
     CGI implementation (thx Ivan Shmakov).
   * debian/control, debian/rules: new architecture-independent package
     git-man: manual pages that were previously in the main git package.
   * debian/rules: do not build documentation on autobuilders (closes:
   * debian/control: Build-Depends-Indep: asciidoc, xmlto, docbook-xsl.
   * debian/rules: git-gui: install git-gui--askpass helper to
     /usr/lib/git-core (closes: #598245).
   * debian/rules: git-doc: install symlink to html documentation in
     /usr/share/doc/git (thx Ian Jackson).
   * debian/watch: new; point to upstream sources.
   * debian/implicit: create DEBIAN/md5sums with correct permissions.
   * debian/diff/0003-remove-shebang...diff: new; do not start shell
     libraries with #!/bin/sh.
   * debian/rules: do not try to strip scripts even if they begin
     with "# " in place of "#!".
   * debian/diff/0004-pre-rebase-hook-capture...diff: new;
     hooks/pre-rebase: use a <<HERE document to prevent syntax checkers
     from treating documentation as code.
   * debian/implicit: check for debian/$pkg.doc-base.$docid.
   * debian/git-doc.doc-base.*: new; catalog provided documentation.
   * debian/implicit: check for debian/$pkg.lintian-overrides.
   * debian/git.lintian-overrides: new; document some deviations from
     lintian guidelines.
   * debian/control: Standards-Version:
   * debian/git.README.Debian: server logs go in /var/log/apache2.
   * debian/diff/0002-Revert-Merge-branch-jn-gitweb...diff: remove.
   * debian/diff/0006, 0008, 0009-instaweb...diff: remove, no longer
   * debian/rules, debian/control: move gitweb script to the main git
     package for use by instaweb; make gitweb into a configuration
   * debian/gitweb.NEWS.Debian, debian/git.README.Debian,
     debian/gitweb.conf: static files moved to /usr/share/gitweb/static.
   * debian/gitweb.conf: disable rename patches (@diff_opts = ()).
   * debian/diff/0001-Revert-gitweb-...diff: remove; no longer needed.
   * debian/rules: gitweb: move gitweb.cgi script to /usr/share;
     add a symlink at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi for compatibility.
   * debian/git.emacsen-install, debian/rules, debian/git.postinst,
     debian/git.prerm: put emacs support files in /usr/share/git-core
     instead of /usr/share/doc/git/contrib.
   * debian/implicit: check for arbitrary debian/$pkg.README.*, not just
     README.source and README.Debian.
   * debian/git.README.emacs: new; introduction to the emacs support
     (text taken from contrib/emacs/README).
   [ Kevin Ryde ]
   * debian/rules, debian/git.emacsen-*, debian/git.postinst,
     debian/git.prerm: Make M-x git-status and git-blame modes available
     with emacs23 (closes: #576887).
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