Ticket #393 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

sync kontact kdepim to nokia 770 gpesyncd

Reported by: eduardp Owned by: abauer
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Plugin: gpe Version: 0.20
Severity: normal Keywords:


I'm using version 0.20 in Mandriva 2007 on the server RUning Tablet 2006, gpe pim and gpesyncd on the tablet.

running multisync-gui.

Settings for kdepim-sync: <config></config> Settings for gpe-sync <config>

<handheld_ip></handheld_ip> <handheld_port>6446</handheld_port> <handheld_user>user</handheld_user> <use_ssh>1</use_ssh>


When I try to sync with nokia 770 it stops. That is because my ssh user has a password, and there is not a <handheld_password></handheld_password> in the XML code (does such a thing exist? I saw the code and seemed to me it doesn't).

I thing there should be such a parameter there or at least a way so kde catch the password query (hope both are available at 0.21).

Anyway, if I run multisync-gui from Konsole I can write the password there and the proces resumes.

But after syncing the entries on the device seem duplicated

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by eduardp

Deleted tasks keep appearing in the device automagically, even when I erase them both at the kontact and at the device gpe pim.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by dwardo

To bypass password, u could use ssh key authentication (id_dsa & id_dsa.pub & authorized_keys) c.f.

man ssh

man man ssh-keygen

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by dgollub

  • Component changed from OpenSync to Plugin: gpe

This looks like a bug (duplicated entries) and feature request (password). Could you try if the duplicated entries still appear with OpenSync? 0.33?

Graham, could you give comment regarding the "password" feature?

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Graham Cobb

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
  • Resolution set to wontfix

eduardp is right that there is no way to specify a password for the SSH login. SSH does not provide any way to specify the password on the command line.

There are two solutions to this:

1) Use an OpenSync? client which has a terminal available to answer the password prompt. Using msynctool or multisync-gui from a terminal window works.

2) Use passwordless login for SSH on the Internet Tablet. Se Ryan Pavlik's excellent guide on http://www.cleardefinition.com/page/Sync_Evolution_and_GPE_on_N800/ for information on how to do this. This is the mechanism I use and I recommend.

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