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Git hangs on windows #71

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cmol opened this issue Jul 23, 2015 · 10 comments
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Git hangs on windows #71

cmol opened this issue Jul 23, 2015 · 10 comments

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@cmol cmol commented Jul 23, 2015

When trying to do a push or an update on windows, qtpass hangs.

My best guess would be an ssh session trying to unlock the ssh-key, without prompting the user, as I get a prompt when I do a manual push or pull by command line.

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@annejan annejan commented Jul 24, 2015

I have indeed only tested (used) git with (passphraseless) public key authentication.

Currently don't see how to nicely prompt for a passphrase, so will add a warning to the README.

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@cmol cmol commented Jul 24, 2015

It looks like it is possible for the gpg-agent that comes with gpg4win, to work as an ssh-agent as well (and thus prompt the user with a pop-up box when the key needs be be unlocked).

I'm gonna try it out and report back with results.

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@cmol cmol commented Aug 12, 2015

Ok, so it seems that the gpg-agent on windows can assume the role as an ssh-agent for putty, but not other ssh implementations, and thus it is kind of a dead end.

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@annejan annejan commented Aug 12, 2015

Windows .. dead end.
Nuff said. .

I don't run windows and don't really see a way of doing anything about it.
Kind of tempted to just close this issue.

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@cmol cmol commented Aug 12, 2015

Well, being a linux person I don't really argue with you there... The thing I have seen working is pass4win, that works with https git remotes, and saves username and password (in some hashed way).

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@annejan annejan commented Aug 12, 2015

Mmmm..
I'll have a look at their sourcecode..

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@bjmgeek bjmgeek commented Jan 20, 2016

git for windows comes with an ssh-askpass compatible command, git gui--askpass (located in /mingw64/libexec/git-core/git-gui--askpass on my PortableGit version, presumably some place similar for the installed version).

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@annejan annejan commented Jan 21, 2016

Added to FAQ, thanks @bjmgeek . .

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@bjmgeek bjmgeek commented Jan 22, 2016

however, I was never able to get it to work. Instead, I created a separate passwordless key pair, and put git-shell in the options field for the line in the authorized_keys file:

no-port-forwarding,no-agent-forwarding,command="git-shell -c \"$SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND\"" ssh-ed25519 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX PortableGit MINGW64
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@jrisch jrisch commented Jan 25, 2016

Just a note: When using HTTPS remotes, It should be possible to make git use wincred to save the git password, by using git-bash and first setting the option:

git config --global credential.helper winced

Then checking the repo out:

git clone https://server/repo localreponame

Then, your git credentials should be saved in the windows credentials manager, and maybe it will solve the problem relating to qtpass. I haven't tested this myself, but it should be doable.

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