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Posted by chrisrend on Wed 13 Jun 2007 at 17:20
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Hello all, I have an SSH/SFTP question in regards to the new version in Etch.

I used to use the sftp -b option with a password but now it looks like sftp batchmode disables the password authentication at the prompt automatically. I don't want to automate the transfers completely with a key and cron. I just dont want to have to enter the same commands everytime and still want to authenticate via a password entered at the prompt by manually running sftp and entering a password. Is there any way I can still do this with the updated sftp using a command file? I have searched the web and found no solution, any help is appreciated thanks!



Posted by chrisrend on Tue 17 Apr 2007 at 16:52
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I saw that the new Stable version of Debian Etch came out a week ago so I tried to test a new LAMP Etch server installation with the new PHP and MySQL and found that libapache2-mod-auth-mysql is not located in Etch at all. Does anyone have any idea what happened or if it was ever initially included. I looked online and didn't find anything substantial about the missing package and the stable package page on is a broken link.

To resolve the issue I just used the libapache2-mod-auth-mysql package in the current testing for now but I didn't have time to test everything yesterday to see if the testing package will actually work as expected.

I find it strange that nothing is online about the missing package in stable because it is a very important part of any LAMP installation. I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with this or maybe it was just a timing issue and yesterday was not a good day to test Etch. :] Is the testing package safe to use or should I have resolved the package issue another way, source install?

I just wanted to get the communities input on this one because I am at a loss, does anyone here have any additional information. Thanks in advance.