Monday, October 31, 2011

Python sdist package directory not found: Solved

Just was trying to create a new Python module and submit it to PyPi. Trouble was, when I was doing the standard:
me@mybox ~/myusername/blah
$ python sdist --formats=gztar,zip,bztar,ztar,tar
running sdist
error: package directory 'filenameX' does not exist
turns out the problem was, my had the following line:
py_modules = [''],
This should be:
py_modules = ['filenameX'],
FIXED IT! Yay! Now it proceeds nicely.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Using ssh id_rsa without password - another username

Just had to login to another box via ssh, but the other account has a different username than my current one. Further, had to use a different id_dsa / set of files. I couldn't figure this out for a while. Turns out, the right way to do this is:
  • generate the keys
  • copy the pub key into authorized_keys2 on the remote box
  • ssh -i ~/.ssh/privateKeyFileName otheruser@remoteboxname
Pretty straightforward, found out. Kinda cool - didn't know about the -i parameter.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

SSH Slow password prompt

Just had a problem with my vmware player install of Ubuntu Natty. Doing SSH takes a long, long time to come back with a password prompt. This is really aggravating.

Solved it by finding the following info:

1. Edit the /etc/ssh/ssh_config file using the following command

sudo vi /etc/ssh/ssh_config

Commentout the following lines

GSSAPIAuthentication yes
GSSAPIDelegateCredentials no

save the file and exit

2. Test it with ssh to another box, should be very fast now!