setting up git ssh access error: gitosis need more than 1 value to unpack

When I go to set up git to run with ssh, I get the following error:

file "usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/gitosis-0.2-py2.5.egg/gitosis/init.py", 
line 35, in ssh_extract_user 
_, user = pubkey.rsplit(None, 1)
ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack

the command I typed:

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    I have fixed this by modifying generated public key file, at the end it has user name appended,remove special characters and register public key with gitosis.

    If public key is

    ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2E ……. …..
    …..==
    user@3435-343-3434.somedomain.com

    update this as

    ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2E ……. …..
    …..== user@somedomain.com

    Further refer https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470359

    This should be related to your ssh key format, as illustrated by this thread.

    I used PuttyGen on Windows to generate my public key (SSH2 RSA 1024) and save it locally, and then I uploaded it to /tmp/id_rsa.pub using pscp, but then when I ran

    sudo -H -u git gitosis-init < /tmp/id_rsa.pub
    

    I kept getting errors, eg:

    gitosis.init.InsecureSSHKeyUsername: Username contains not allowed characters: ‘—‘
    

    or:

    gitosis.init.InsecureSSHKeyUsername: Username contains not allowed characters:’”rsa-key-20081202”’
    

    or (after I got rid of everything in the file but the key itself):

    ValueError: need more than 1 value to unpack
    

    I figured that PuttyGen had generated an SSH2 public key file in a slightly different format, and ‘git gitosis-init’ wanted a user name at the beginning, so I went here:

    http://www.rfc-archive.org/getrfc.php?rfc=4716

    and saw that I could keep the “—BEGIN…” and “—END” parts, and replace the “comment: ...” line (generated by PuttyGen) with a line reading:

    subject: git
    

    And it worked! I got the output:

    Initialized empty Git repository in /home/git/repositories/gitosis-admin.git/ 
    Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/git/repositories/gitosis-admin.git/
    

    this key worked for me
    puttygen on windows, ssh-2-rsa, 1024

    ssh-rsa user@domain.com
    AAAAB3N-lksdfwejekjvcjsndgefjhbdfzuegjksafdiuewhdskajdfeiudhksj
    ...
    ...
    GncwFuk= 
    
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