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Bug 1884231 - ssh-copy-id fails due to shell incompatibility
Summary: ssh-copy-id fails due to shell incompatibility
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssh
Version: 33
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jakub Jelen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1885336 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-10-01 12:09 UTC by Georg Müller
Modified: 2020-10-23 22:04 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

Fixed In Version: openssh-8.4p1-2.fc33
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Last Closed: 2020-10-23 22:04:44 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Georg Müller 2020-10-01 12:09:21 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ssh-copy-id to-some-host

Actual results:
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: 1 key(s) remain to be installed -- if you are prompted now it is to install the new keys
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: line 251: warning: here-document at line 251 delimited by end-of-file (wanted `EOF')
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: line 250: warning: here-document at line 250 delimited by end-of-file (wanted `EOF')
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: line 254: /dev/null`: Permission denied
/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: line 260: EOF: command not found

After giving the password, it states that the key is added, but nothing happened.

Expected results:
* no shell errors
* key is copied

Additional info:
This is a simple parenthesis at the wrong place. Simply moving the closing parenthesis behind the EOF marker solves the issue.
There is a pull request upstream to fix the issue.:

Comment 1 Glenn Johnson 2020-10-01 14:08:38 UTC
Identical experience for me, Fedora 33 Mate Beta.

Comment 2 Jakub Jelen 2020-10-01 16:11:07 UTC
Thank you for the report. I will fix it as soon as we will have final fix upstream.

Comment 3 Jakub Jelen 2020-10-06 07:25:38 UTC
*** Bug 1885336 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2020-10-06 14:00:27 UTC
FEDORA-2020-f623ad8e4c has been submitted as an update to Fedora 33.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2020-10-06 15:19:04 UTC
FEDORA-2020-f623ad8e4c has been pushed to the Fedora 33 testing repository.
In short time you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --advisory=FEDORA-2020-f623ad8e4c`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2020-10-23 22:04:44 UTC
FEDORA-2020-f623ad8e4c has been pushed to the Fedora 33 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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