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OS X Leopard Upgrade Notes

November 11, 2007 by nap · Comments

Starting this blog entry to document any possible gotchas I experience on my upgrade to OS X 10.5. So far everything has been relatively clean. My only problem as of this writing has been with SSH and MacPorts. I have SSH installed via MacPorts and I noticed when doing any SVN+SSH operations, I was getting the following error:

percent_expand: NULL replacement
svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Hmm, looks like Leopard is expanding some SSH environmental variable to NULL. An easy fix is to add the following line to your ~/.ssh/config:

IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa

This overrides the default search for your private key, and therefore you don’t get the percent_expand error. If anyone has more information about this particular issue, please let me know. Thanks!

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