Background: I've setup an ssh key to avoid having to use passwords with capistrano per http://www.picky-ricky.com/2009/01/ssh-keys-with-capistrano.html. A basic ssh to my server does work fine without asking for passwords. I'm using "dreamhost.com" for hosting.
Issue - When I run 'cap deploy' I still get asked for the 1st password (even through the previous 2nd and 3rd password requests are now automated). It is the capistrano command that start with "git clone - q ssh:....." for which the password is being requested.
Question - Is there something I've missed? How can I get "cap deploy" totally passwordless?
Some excerts from config/deploy.rb are:
set :use_sudo, false ssh_options[:keys] = [File.join(ENV["HOME"], ".ssh", "id_rsa")] default_run_options[:pty] = true
PS. The permissions on the server are:
drwx------ 2 mylogin pg840652 4096 2010-02-22 15:56 .ssh -rw------- 1 mylogin pg840652 404 2010-02-22 15:45 authorized_keys