Error: Fedora 15 - ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory

While you run virt-manager on a Fedora 15 desktop and try to connect to a KVM host, you get the following error message:

cannot recv data: ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.
: Connection reset by peer

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/virt-manager/virtManager/connection.py", line 1055, in _try_open
    None], flags)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/libvirt.py", line 107, in openAuth
    if ret is None:raise libvirtError('virConnectOpenAuth() failed')
libvirtError: cannot recv data: ssh_askpass: exec(/usr/libexec/openssh/ssh-askpass): No such file or directory
Host key verification failed.
: Connection reset by peer

 

Solution

Install the openssh-askpass package on the Fedora 15 desktop. Become root first:

su

Then run:

yum install openssh-askpass

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