Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143762
mozilla uses 'xremote-client' when invoked on a remote machine (instead of spawning a new process)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
Description of problem:
When I ssh into a remote machine - and run mozilla on it - 'it ues
'mozilla-xremote-client' instead of running a 'mozilla-bin' process on the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mozilla on localhost (say FC3)
2. ssh -Y remote-machine (say rawhide)
3. run 'mozilla' on remote machine.
'mozilla' on remote machine - uses ozilla-xremote-client - and somehow causes
mozilla on localhost to spwan a new window
a new mozilla-bin process on the remote-machine
If I run mozilla on a remote machine - I expect a 'mozilla-bin' process to run
on it (otherwise I could have easily opened the mozilla window on the localhost
- and not bothered to ssh into the remote box to invoke mozilla)
Yeah, known problem and no good way to fix it. You can't tell if a particular X
connection is "remote" or not. If you want to fake it out, run 'LOGNAME=foo
firefox' on the remote machine and it should start up a new instance.
My workarround is:
ssh -Y remote-machine 'mozilla -foobar'