Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97612
xauth missing for server installation
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:36:56 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
debug1: Remote: No xauth program; cannot forward with spoofing.
I suggest to add xauth to the list of the servers RPMs.
XFree86 doesn't install itself, so this isn't an XFree86 bug or problem.
There is no XFree86 bug here. Reassigning to anaconda.
XFree86 requires xauth, so this isn't needed in comps.
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.
It is included in any install that installs XFree86.
But you don't need XFree86 on a server.
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.