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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Problems setting up ssh-agent and keychain [solved] Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I have created my keys and am able to log in to my servers via the passphrase. I can also manually start ssh-agent, add my keys, and log in without a password via:

Code:

eval `ssh-agent`
ssh-add


I am, however, having problems editing .bash_profile and getting keychains set up. Things just don't happen in the way as the documentation suggests they should. Moreover, the two sets of docs I have found for gentoo are not very clear to me. So, could somebody point out what I need to do to get everything working? What basically happens is that keychains does not appear to start as it should when it should.

Best,

Alex
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Problems setting up ssh-agent and keychain [solved] Reply with quote

The solution turned out to be fairly simple and that was to place the keychain activation commands in .bashrc and not .bash_profile. I suspect I was forgetting something in the latter. All seems to be going okay now.

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Alex
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