After much experimentation, I can finally report success reproducing the functionality of keychain on Linux! ie, enter a passphrase once and it is fetched automatically.
Here's how it works:
1. Click on the Keychain icon
2. A opie-sh message box opens for you to type in a passphrase
3. If the passphrase is correct, the output of keychain is displayed and then embeddedkonsoles is opened. You can then open multiple terminal windows and ssh & scp at wil. The ssh-agent is killed when embeddedkonsole is closed.
4. Nothing happens if the passphrase entered is incorrect.
Here is the ipk
You also need:
All these should be available on ZSI2 or you can get it on my feed
Please reply if you have any problems.
It should be plug & play if you have all packages installed properly.