[Bioc-devel] git: lost write access to some repos + what is my BiocCredentials email address?

Nitesh Turaga ntur@g@@b|oc @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Aug 19 14:38:52 CEST 2021

Hi Henrik,

You should have access to these packages again. 

Please try again.


Nitesh Turaga
Scientist II, Department of Data Science,
Bioconductor Core Team Member
Dana Farber Cancer Institute

> On Aug 19, 2021, at 8:08 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <henrik.bengtsson using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I seem to have "lost" write access to several Bioconductor git
> repositories that I had git push access for before;
> $ ssh -T git using git.bioconductor.org | grep -E
> "(affxparser|aroma.light|illuminaio|QDNAseq)$"
> X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
> R      packages/QDNAseq
> R      packages/affxparser
> R      packages/aroma.light
> R W    packages/illuminaio
> Using `ssh -v ...`, I see that my git+ssh "offers" the server an RSA
> public key (AAAAB...PwYDZ), which is accepted.  Since this gives me
> write access to one of the repositories, I either have lost write
> access to the others, or I somehow have ended up with different SSH
> keys associated with different repositories (since I had write
> permissions in the past).
> For example, with:
> $ git clone git using git.bioconductor.org:packages/aroma.light
> $ cd aroma.light
> $ git remote -v
> origin    git using git.bioconductor.org:packages/aroma.light (fetch)
> origin    git using git.bioconductor.org:packages/aroma.light (push)
> I get:
> $ git push
> X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
> FATAL: W any packages/aroma.light h.bengtsson DENIED by fallthru
> (or you mis-spelled the reponame)
> fatal: Could not read from remote repository.
> Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.
> I followed FAQ #15 to check what SSH key I have on BiocCredentials,
> but when I try to activate the account on
> https://git.bioconductor.org/BiocCredentials/account_activation/ using
> the email address I have in the DESCRIPTION file, I get
> "henrikb using braju.com is not associated with a maintainer of a
> Bioconductor package. Please check the spelling or contact
> bioc-devel using r-project.org for help."(*) I suspect it's another email
> address I should use, possibly one from the SVN era. How can I find
> out which email address I should use?
> (*) FYI, the webpage hint reading "Enter the email associated with
> your Bioconductor package" might be ambiguous; Is it really specific
> to a particular package?  Should it say something like "Enter the
> email associated with your Bioconductor developer account"?
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