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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Forrestbot help
Date Sun, 26 Feb 2006 11:59:27 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Clay Leeds wrote:
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>>I solved it. The "password" that you are prompted for
>>>is not the "passphrase" for your ssh key, but it is
>>>the user login password at the *remote* machine.
>>As I mentioned before, it still doesn't work.
>>>The Forrestbot deploy.scp workstage only uses the
>>>"password" method. The allowed parameters are defined
>>>The forrestbot should be enhanced at
>>>tools/forrestbot/core/deploy.xml line 66
>>>to take advantage of the "keyfile" parameter
>>>of the "scp" Ant task.
>>Is this something I can change myself? Or are you 'talking' to the  
>>Forrest-dev folks?
> Both. Actually always trying to turn users
> into developers.
> You can change it yourself, you have the code.
> If it was me, i would get it to use the keyfile
> in preference, then fall back to remote password.
> Please provide the patch. Then you become a forrest
> developer :-)

It's worth pointing out that this is an ANT script so if you know ANT, 
you can do this easily, otherwise you may be waiting a while for another 
dev who needs this functionality ;-)


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