Bug 97612 - xauth missing for server installation
xauth missing for server installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: comps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-18 09:32 EDT by Boris Folgmann
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-19 16:55:44 EDT
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Description Boris Folgmann 2003-06-18 09:32:14 EDT
Description of problem:
XFree86-xauth is not installed when doing a server installation. This means that
X11Forwarding using ssh does not work. This is not very good, since
redhat-config-* do not work without this!

Try ssh -Xv host

You get:

debug1: Remote: No xauth program; cannot forward with spoofing.

I suggest to add xauth to the list of the servers RPMs.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-06-19 11:42:26 EDT
XFree86 doesn't install itself, so this isn't an XFree86 bug or problem.
There is no XFree86 bug here.  Reassigning to anaconda.
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-19 14:33:31 EDT
Comps issue.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-19 14:40:02 EDT
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-19 16:55:18 EDT
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-19 16:55:44 EDT
XFree86 requires xauth, so this isn't needed in comps.
Comment 6 Boris Folgmann 2003-06-20 16:29:42 EDT
Ok, is it now in the next server installation or not?

boris@titan boris$ rpm -q --requires redhat-config-users
usermode >= 1.36
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1

IMHO xauth should be in this list. Or can you use it without xauth? At least not
over ssh I assume.
Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-20 17:41:15 EDT
It is included in any install that installs XFree86.
Comment 8 Boris Folgmann 2003-06-21 11:32:30 EDT
But you don't need XFree86 on a server.
Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-23 10:18:01 EDT
It is not entirely obvious that you always want xauth on a server, either,
unless you have *specific* X-using config tools installed. 

xauth can be added to the config tools group, I suppose. Done in CVS.

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