[p4] vexing p4v problem on mac os

Chuck Karish chuck.karish at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 21:47:20 PDT 2007


Does downgrading p4v help?

On 8/1/07, Jon Gamble <jon.gamble at analex.com> wrote:
> More info:  I'm running the eval version of p4d, the latest binary available as of 8/1.  p4d is running in a launchd configuration (but always up, not brought up to handle requests transiently like some launchd services).
>
> I would steer away from thinking this is a server issue though, all other client software on multiple platforms I've tried work fine for the exact same perforce user/workspace/password combo.
>
> -jon
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com on behalf of Jon Gamble
> Sent: Wed 8/1/2007 10:27 PM
> To: steve at vance.com; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] vexing p4v problem on mac os
>
> > Did the security level on your server change? How about the IP address?
> > Pull up a command shell and type 'p4 set'. Get rid of the environment
> > setting from your startup files. You can also try deleting your tickets
> > folder (~/.p4tickets by default). Do all of this while P4V is shut down.
> > Restart P4V and try again. You can also try 'p4 login' from the command
> > line and see how that behaves for you.
> >
> > Steve
>
> Hi Steve, No, the security level and the IP address have not changed.  p4 login works great - no problems with p4 command line.  As I said, the windows version of p4v works fine.  I'm including the log from the mac version so you can see what I'm talking about.  It starts at the connection dialog, where I enter my password and click OK.  P4V then prompts me again for my password saying:
>
>   A password is required for user 'gamblej' on server '192.168.1.5:1666'
>   The password is invalid. [in red]
>
>   Please enter the password
>
> I type it in again and receive a ticket for 24 hours.  Then I try to expand the depot tree and guess what?  The invalid passowrd dialog again.
>
> I can make slow but steady progress by reentering my password over and over ad nauseum but it's clear to me there is something wrong with the p4v mac binary (which I have downloaded and reinstalled twice from the perforce website).  This is a shame too because perforce is a tremendous product and I had high regard for p4v too.  Just so we're clear, I have completely obliterated everything on the mac client multiple times.  this seems to be a p4v bug, that perhaps only affects me.  Perhaps something in my system configuration is tripping p4v up.  It's straight mac os 10.4.10 though.  Nothing sneaky going on.
>
> If this isn't some rare behavior that only affects me, I'm surprised perforce let this build of p4v out the door.
>
> Here's the log from p4v.  It demonstrates what one might expect from reading my description of the app's behavior.
>
> p4 client -o gamblej-mac
> p4 login -s
>     User gamblej ticket expires in 11 hours 59 minutes.
> p4 client -o gamblej-mac
> p4 depots
> p4 fstat -P -Olh /Users/gamblej/ws/work/*
> p4 fstat -P -C -Olh //depot/*
> p4 dirs -C //depot/*
>     The password is invalid.
> p4 login
> p4 fstat -P -C -Olh //depot/*
> p4 dirs -C //depot/*
>     The password is invalid.
> p4 login
> p4 dirs -C //depot/*
> p4 dirs -C //depot/fddr/libfddr/test/*
>     The password is invalid.
> p4 client -o gamblej-mac
> p4 job -o
>     The password is invalid.
> p4 fstat -P -Olh /Users/gamblej/ws/work/*
>     The password is invalid.
>
> -jon
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: steve at vance.com [mailto:steve at vance.com]
> Sent: Wed 8/1/2007 8:51 PM
> To: Jon Gamble; perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: RE: [p4] vexing p4v problem on mac os
>
> Did the security level on your server change? How about the IP address?
> Pull up a command shell and type 'p4 set'. Get rid of the environment
> setting from your startup files. You can also try deleting your tickets
> folder (~/.p4tickets by default). Do all of this while P4V is shut down.
> Restart P4V and try again. You can also try 'p4 login' from the command
> line and see how that behaves for you.
>
> Steve
>
> Original Message:
> -----------------
> From: Jon Gamble jon.gamble at analex.com
> Date:   Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:11:07 -0400
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] vexing p4v problem on mac os
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I have been an avid user and proponent of perforce for the past 7 years.
> But I'm currently experiencing some bizarre behavior which I would call a
> severe bug - although I can't find any info about it with a google search.
>
> The problem is that on mac os p4v, password protected users simply do not
> work for me.  p4v constantly complains about the password with a
> never-ending barrage of dialogs.  I know that I'm entering it correctly, I
> figured that out after about the 100th time.  Command line p4 with PASSWD
> env variable and windows p4v work fine - no problems, smooth sailing.
>
> Any idea what's going on?
>
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