Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433133
vncserver fails to work when $HOME includes space characters.
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:38:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
xauth: timeout in locking authority file /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark
sh: /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark: Permission denied
New 'miles.bme.utexas.edu:1 (astuckey)' desktop is miles.bme.utexas.edu:1
Starting applications specified in /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark Data/Users/astuckey/.vnc/xstartup
Log file is /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark Data/Users/astuckey/.vnc/miles.bme.utexas.edu:1.log
-bash-3.2$ df -k /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark\ Data/Users
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
1464886912 1109081888 355805024 76% /Network/Servers/mark.bme.utexas.edu/Volumes/Mark Data/Users
-bash-3.2$ ps auwwx | grep astuckey
root 16475 0.1 1.0 17172 11364 ? Ss 11:40 0:00 sshd: astuckey [priv]
astuckey 16481 0.0 0.9 17172 9852 ? S 11:40 0:00 sshd: astuckey@pts/3
astuckey 16482 0.0 0.1 4872 1412 pts/3 Ss 11:40 0:00 -bash
astuckey 16522 3.0 0.0 4696 868 pts/3 R+ 11:51 0:00 ps auwwx
astuckey 16523 0.0 0.0 4044 672 pts/3 S+ 11:51 0:00 grep astuckey
Having reviewed the vncserver source, the problem appears to be that $HOME is used unquoted in several places. Given the methods for which it is used, it appears that multiple different forms of quoting would be required to ensure proper behavior.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a user where the home directory path includes spaces.
2. Attempt to start vncserver.
No VNC session was started.
A VNC session should be accessible to the user.
Would it be possible test proposed update, please? You can download your arch
from http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=578538. Thanks
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