How to configure Bazaar Explorer ( windows ) to explicity use PuTTy?

Asked by DjW on 2011-12-13

SVN_SSH is set, the putty directory is second in PATH, yet Bazaar refuses to use plink.

I have msys and git installed, so Bazaar uses those tools first. I ended up removing the git/bin/ssh.exe from path and then renaming the mysys/bin/1.0/ssh.exe file to something else, which has partially castrated my workstation but now Bazaar explorer works.

Is there a way to explicitly tell Bazaar explorer NOT to scan the path for ssh.exe but instead to use SVN_SSH or some other environment setting?

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2011-12-14
Martin Packman (gz) said : #1

You need to set BZR_SSH, as the putty directory is on your path just "plink" is enough, but you can also set the full path like so:

set BZR_SSH=C:\Program Files\PuTTY\plink.exe

John A Meinel (jameinel) said : #2

I might recommend using BZR_SSH=paramiko which is the internal ssh client.

Specifically at least in the past, plink was unable to get user input if
run as a subprocess. So if bzr spawned it, and then you needed to enter
your username, it could display the prompt, but not get the characters you
type, so it would just hang.

This might be fixed in newer lookin, though.

John
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On Dec 14, 2011 12:40 AM, "Martin Packman" <
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> Question #181798 on Bazaar Explorer changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer/+question/181798
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Martin Packman proposed the following answer:
> You need to set BZR_SSH, as the putty directory is on your path just
> "plink" is enough, but you can also set the full path like so:
>
> set BZR_SSH=C:\Program Files\PuTTY\plink.exe
>
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