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/", line 1055, in _try_open
    None], flags)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", 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



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


Then run:

yum install openssh-askpass
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