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Bug#59748: general: xauth in woody is severely broken as of 3/5/2000

Package: general
Version: 20000306
Severity: important

xauth simply appears extremely confused.  Trying to ssh in yields stuff like

/usr/X11/bin/xauth:  unable to open tmp file "/home/dir/.Xauthority-n"
/usr/X11/bin/xauth:  unable to write authority file

Doing an 'xauth add' first creates the .Xauthority file but then apparently
just spits out the bytes to stdout:

<griffon>KeyserSoze-pts/8[13]~$ xauth add host.name:12.0
MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 4f9611d2893df442cd1725aedc644ff5

Replacing the xauth binary with one from Redhat 6.0 (or presumably any other
distro) fixes it.

-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux KeyserSoze.snurgle.org 2.3.42 #4 SMP Tue Feb 1 22:07:10 EST 2000 i686 unknown

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