Re: staying in stable but compiling for sid
[Running X apps in a chroot]
Székelyi Szabolcs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You can. Just run an sshd inside the chroot and enable X forwarding on
> the ssh server sitting inside and the ssh client connecting from outside
> (from an xterm, of course).
There is another way, which I've been using for years:
- in the chroot, arrange to have 'DISPLAY=localhost:0.0';
- out of the chroot, run your X server in a way that it does listen to
TCP connections (for me, this means ommitting the '-nolisten tcp'
arguments that are by default appended to the /usr/bin/X call in
Of course, if you do this, I strongly suggest to configure your
firewall so that the TCP ports X is listening on are only accessible
from 127.0.0.1, not from your network interfaces connected to the
wild world (the ports used for this start at 6000; every display
takes up one port).
- arrange to have a script transfer the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIES (with xauth)
from the user running the X session out of the chroot to the user
running the X apps in the chroot, so that X connections to your
normal X server are authorized for the apps you run in the chroot.
This is a bit of a hack, but it does work.