RB actually told me that it needs the ~/.ssh directory to write to and
the error popped up after I created the directory and repeated my
attempt to set up the repository.


On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 19:05:35 -0800
Christian Hammond <chip...@chipx86.com> wrote:

> Looks like a path that broke. This is just in an error case, though.
> What it would have said is that it couldn't write to the host keys
> file, which would be the ".ssh/known_hosts" file in your Apache
> user's directory.
> The important thing to note (and this is currently beyond our
> control) is that the Apache user must have a home directory and must
> be able to write to it. Most tools we use to talk to repositories end
> up calling ssh, which will look in ~/.ssh/known_hosts for the Apache
> user for the verification of the host, and we can't pass this to the
> ssh process.
> Christian

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