svn+ssh: fails, no password dialogue

Jeremy Murphy jeremy.william.murphy at
Thu Sep 8 14:23:32 BST 2011

On 8 September 2011 20:54, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at> wrote:

> On 08.09.11 17:23:50, Jeremy Murphy wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to get svn+ssh working but whenever I try to commit to or
> > checkout from the repository, svn commands that work fine on the command
> > line fail in KDevelop.  It's not surprising that they fail, as on the
> > command line svn asks me for my password, which KDevelop is not.  Does it
> > support svn+ssh?  If so, where might have I gone wrong in configuring
> > things?  Thanks, cheers.
> The only way is to use an ssh-agent so that you do not have to provide
> the password or a key-passphrase. Unfortunately ssh does not make it
> easy to support these things in a GUI app, there's an attempt for a
> custom ssh-client which would go through the GUI to ask for the
> password/passphrase in kdevplatform/util/ssh_client. But its unfinished
> and hence not used by the svn plugin.

ssh-agent working, problem solved!  Thank you!


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