Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427478
vncpasswd program is missing from vnc install
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:38:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
I wanted to set a password at ~/.vnc/passwd for vnc viewer only (had not installed vnc server). $vncpasswd was not a recognised command, and yum-exteder did not list vncpasswd in the files for vnc-4.1.2-23.fc8.src.rpm
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
'command not found' error message
vncpasswd should have run
Did you install the source rpm or the binary rpm for your arch?
The vncpasswd utility is included in the vnc-server package. Please confirm that you have that package
installed (with 'rpm -q vnc-server' for example) and install the package if it it missing (with 'yum install
vnc-server'). Then, try again to use vncpasswd.
Can you report back if this resolved your issue?
I originally installed vnc-4x.fc8.src.rpm for Fedora 8.
At the time I resolved the problem by installing vnc-server which did provide
vncpasswd. After checking, I think that vncpasswd should be available to
users of vncviewer who do not have vnc-server installed.
yes, you're right that vncpasswd is in vnc-server package. I'm not sure why you
need it in vnc package. Do you have any reason?
I was using vnc to view another desktop (my headless server) and wanted to
tell vnc to use the password in the ~/.vnc/passwd file to help automate the
process. I thought that the vnc package provides vncpasswd on other distros
I've used. If I'm wrong about that, and vncpasswd only comes as part of vnc-
server, then my apologies for incorrectly reporting the bug.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I was using vnc to view another desktop (my headless server) and wanted to
> tell vnc to use the password in the ~/.vnc/passwd file to help automate the
> process. I thought that the vnc package provides vncpasswd on other distros
> I've used. If I'm wrong about that, and vncpasswd only comes as part of vnc-
> server, then my apologies for incorrectly reporting the bug.
This is quite delicious problem. vncpasswd program can be only in one package. I
think this is more vnc-server program than client. So please install vnc-server
package if you need it or simply create ~/.vnc/passwd on server and copy that
file to client.