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Bug 62369 - xcdroast xcdroast-0.98a9-7 does not work with pam_xauth
xcdroast xcdroast-0.98a9-7 does not work with pam_xauth
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: xcdroast (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Aaron Brown
: 64500 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-03-30 13:11 EST by Dale Stimson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Description Dale Stimson 2002-03-30 13:11:47 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311

Description of problem:
xcdroast-0.98a9-7 does not work with pam_xauth.  Specifically, when doing "su -"
from a user account an attempt by the resulting process to connect with the X
server gets "connection refused by server".  This functionality _did_ work with
7.2 and xcdroast-0.98a9-2.

The problem seems to be that xcdroast does not look in the pam_xauth
file ~/.xauth* for its xauth keys.  However, if the ~/.xauth* file created by
pam_xauth is copied into ~/.Xauthority, xcdroast will run OK.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.From a user account, "su -" (or, presumably, "su - anywhere")
2.Enter command "xcdroast"

Actual Results:  Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server

Expected Results:  xcdroast should have connected to the X server and begun

Additional info:

Other X programs (such as xterm) work OK in the scenario given above.
This problem is specific to (at least) xcdroast.
If I copy pam_xauth's file ~/.xauth* into ~/.Xauthority, xcdroast
works OK.  This leads me to the conclusion that xcdroast is not looking in all
the places that it should for the xauth keys.

This bug report came about as a result of a submission to skipjack-list mailing
list by Joey Grasty <w.grasty@attbi.com>.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-05-02 09:42:03 EDT
If you change 'SESSION=false' to 'SESSION=true' in 
/etc/security/console.apps/xcdroast, does that fix it for you?
Comment 2 Dale Stimson 2002-05-02 17:12:36 EDT
Yes.  Changing 'SESSION=false' to 'SESSION=true' in
/etc/security/console.apps/xcdroast does make it work.

Is the content of that file documented anywhere?
I'm curious what the parameters mean.
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2002-05-07 03:28:56 EDT
*** Bug 64500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2002-06-20 09:41:57 EDT
Fixed in xcdroast-0.98a9-11.

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