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    Default unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    I used unison to synchronize my laptop with my home computer under opensuse 11.3.
    Yesterday I switched to opensuse 11.4 (new install) on my laptop, unison was still working fom my home computer - I'm not using it the other way.
    Today I switched to opensuse 11.4 on my home computer (new install). Afterwards I couldn't get a connection using unison.
    sshd and firewall seem to be ok: ssh works both ways.
    Testing in the beginning I found in /var/log/warn the message "gkr-pam: couldn't get the password from user: Conversation error" and "pam_unix2(sshd:auth): conversation failed", testing now, these messeages don't appear any more.
    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    Looks like a problem with ssh, not unison .

    Can you ssh from one computer to the other ? and the other way around ?

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    I'm afraid not. As I said: ssh works both ways.

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    On 2011-03-15 21:36, A Achilles wrote:

    > Any suggestions?


    A wild guess. Open a terminal, and issue:

    SSH_AUTH_SOCK="" unison

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    Maybe this helps: Unison did not work for me either, since the dialogue window to enter my ssh password did not show up after selecting the Unison profile. I did not see any error messages at all, just nothing.

    Just randomly, I disabled the following two settings in the unison configuration file (.unison/[profile].prop):
    Code:
    # Do not display the "CONTACTING SERVER" message
    #contactquietly = true
    # Do not ask the obviuous
    #auto = true
    I works then, and enabling them produces the old problem again. I have no idea why this affects whether or not the ssh password dialogue is shown or not, though.

    Before updating to 11.4, I used the same version of unison (2.27) and I had not touched the .prop file in quite a while, working reliably for many months.

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    Thanks, but doesn't help.
    unison still inidcates "Contacting server..." forever without asking for the password.
    On both machines unison is working correct if used locally.
    On both machines ssh can be used to logon to the user on the other machine - that account which is used by unison.

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    sorry for bothering all of you,
    after installing unison_2.40.61 from Index of /repositories/network/openSUSE_Factory my problems were gone

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    Now mine stopped working, without me changing anything (knowingly). Exactly the same problem: contacting server forever. SSH works just fine.

    Could this be a Firewall problem or AppArmor or something other security related which might prevent Unison from work?

    Unfortunately, I cannot update Unison on the other device, so I cannot update to the Factory version.

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    On 2011-03-19 14:06, STurtle wrote:
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    > Now mine stopped working, without me changing anything (knowingly).
    > Exactly the same problem: contacting server forever. SSH works just
    > fine.


    You could define verbose sshd on the server, and analyze the log.

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    Default Re: unison problems with opensuse 11.4

    Well, and we're not supposed to update from a Factory repo, as it is obviously dangerous !

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