Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61076
up2date does not forward through ssh -X
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:55:13 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)
Description of problem:
up2date does not work through an ssh connection with X forwarding on.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a remote Xserver. (Used CYGWIN/Xfree86 on windows machine)
2. Connect to linux server using ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org
3. start up2date
Actual Results: You see the up2date root logon message through X, then
Expected Results: up2date should have opened in X.
up2date works fine if it is run via a telnet session setting a
Also this worked prior to the 2.7.11 release.
This seems to work fine for me. I need more info.
after ssh'ing, whats the value of $PATH and $DISPLAY?
what happens if you su to root and run "up2date"?
what happens if you su to root and run "/usr/sbin/up2date"?
After ssh is connected;
When you su to root it just hangs. Obviously you don't see the X window
requesting root logon.
I tried a different connection method,using Tera Term Pro with the SSH plugin
and WinAxe 6.2 as the Xserver. When I run up2date using this method I get a X
TTSSH 'Remote X application sent incorrect authentication data. Its X session
is being cancelled.'
reassinging to usermode, since that seems to be causing the problems
Nope, this looks like the ssh X forwarding problem, usermode is not likely to be
a culprit here.
Closing this for now. Please file a new bug against some recent release if the