Re: nx packages ready for skolelinux
* Andreas Tille <email@example.com> [041120 14:44]:
> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, Kurt wrote:
> >Fabian Franz has built the FreeNX server for skolelinux woody.
> This is good news. Any know differences to
> deb http://www.kanotix.com/files/debian /
> deb-src http://www.kanotix.com/files/debian /
FF means that Fabian Franz has written that line.
FF: Those packages are built for sid and not for woody. (Though
the packages did just compile ...)
> I know thet the packages at Kanotix site need either some enhanced
> postinst containing something like
> adduser --system nx --home /home/.nx
> chsh nx /usr/bin/nxserver
> mkdir -p /home/.nx/.ssh
> nxsetup --setup-nomachine-key
> or at least some documentation informing the user about this fact.
FF: I did not knew --system until now. As this just concerns the
FreeNX server its quite easy to fix. I can also look at the other
made RPMs by Fedora or Gentoo for example.
> If the only difference between the both sources is that the
> one which was announced by Kurt is compiled under Woody some work
> to do is left.
FF: Yes, I agree. Lets see ...
> I'd be happy if somebody would start to make these
> packages fit for integration into Debian.
FF: I think FreeNX itself is not the big problem. The big problem is
packaging the nx* library and supplementary packages.
FF: Mornfall did just put all components in one big source package.
FF: The problem is that the different parts sometimes build-depend or
even depend on the exact source tree. Another problem from a
security perspective is that we are shipping another XFree86,
though other distributions also have given up hope to audit the
whole nx sources ;-).
> BTW, I would be interested whether anybody is able to get
> national keyboards working from Win clients. At least I do
> not get a German keyboard working. This was a known bug on
> the NX developers list, and it remained unclear to me whether
> they think it is fixed now and should work or if this is an
> issue for future development.
FF: It should work now (Gian Filippo forwarded me some mails
regarding that topic) and it might be that I have to fix
FreeNX, but I don't have a windows system here atm.
FF: means Fabian Franz ;-)
he is working here in our lern- and testcenter ;-)
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