problem with xauth?
we seem to have a problem with the latest upgrade of xauth on our woody
systems. the new xauth breaks when run under ssh or run manually.
here is the output of an ssh to a upgraded machine:
jpc@krazykat's password: Last login: Mon Mar 6 16:35:58 2000 from
krazykat on pts/3 Linux krazykat 2.2.10 #4 SMP Fri Aug 13 22:21:48 EDT
1999 i686 unknown
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/usr/bin/X11/xauth: unable to open tmp file "/tmp/Xautht30783-n"
/usr/bin/X11/xauth: unable to write authority file /tmp/Xautht30783-n
when we run xauth by hand on that machine and try to "add" to the file,
all looks fine until we exit and try to write the file in /tmp/Xauth... it
leaves an empty file in /tmp and writes the authorization information to
the screen. (it almost seems to write to /dev/tty - i cannot redirect
it as either standard output OR error). x11 forwarding does not work
in this state!
copying an older version of xauth from a machine before the last upgrade
fixes the problem.