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Bug#355754: marked as done (directvnc: permissions)

Your message dated Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:34:27 +0000
with message-id <E1NhRJb-0003TY-9u@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#355754: fixed in directvnc 0.7.6-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #355754,
regarding directvnc: permissions
to be marked as done.

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Package: directvnc
Severity: normal

in the README.Debian file you correctly say the user needs access to the
video device (/dev/fb0) and to the mouse. Ok. But when I tried to start
directvnc it quitted saying something about an initialization error.
I've straced it and the output is: [snip of last lines]

open("/dev/fb0", O_RDWR)                = 4
setsid()                                = -1 EPERM (Operation not permitted)
open("/dev/tty0", O_RDONLY)             = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
write(2, "dfb.c <47>:\n\t", 13dfb.c <47>:
        )         = 13
write(2, "(#) DirectFBError [DirectFBCreat"..., 66(#) DirectFBError [DirectFBCreate( &dfb )]: Initialization error!
) = 66
exit_group(2)                           = ?

I don't know much about frame buffer's use, but why directvnc wants to
use /dev/tty0? I was on tty1, which rightly belongs to the user, while
other ttys have root as owner.

As a quick-and-dirty solution I chmod'ed all ttys a+r (I know it's immoral,
but I've done so just because the machine have only one user that
automatically starts the vnc client, so it shouldn't be so hazardous) ;-)

Or there's something about the setsid() call returning EPERM?


ps. What do you mean with "The display size is limited to 640x480"? I
currently use directvnc with a 1024x768 resolution (both for the vnc
server and for the frame buffer).

post ps.
I'm using the latest package version in the testing distribution (0.7.5-7.1),
but not on this computer, so it doesn't appears below in the system info.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686
Locale: LANG=it_IT@euro, LC_CTYPE=it_IT@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

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Source: directvnc
Source-Version: 0.7.6-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
directvnc, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/d/directvnc/directvnc_0.7.6-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/d/directvnc/directvnc_0.7.6-1.dsc
  to main/d/directvnc/directvnc_0.7.6-1_amd64.deb
  to main/d/directvnc/directvnc_0.7.6.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 355754@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Loris Boillet <lboillet69@gmail.com> (supplier of updated directvnc package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2010 09:13:09 +0100
Source: directvnc
Binary: directvnc
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 0.7.6-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Loris Boillet <lboillet69@gmail.com>
Changed-By: Loris Boillet <lboillet69@gmail.com>
 directvnc  - VNC client using the framebuffer as display
Closes: 355754 367169 490057 503390 538110
 directvnc (0.7.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainer. (Closes: #367169)
   * New upstream release. (Closes: #490057, #503390, #538110)
     - debian/patches/directvnc-manpage-bpp.patch: Merged upstream.
     - Fix lintian warnings: ancient libtool and spelling errors in manpage.
   * Add a note in README.debian about needed access to /dev/tty0 if more than
     one directFB app is used at the same time (Closes: #355754)
   * Bump debian/compat to 7.
   * Update debian/control:
     - Bump Standards-Version from 3.6.2 to 3.8.4 (no changes needed).
     - Add Homepage field. Thanks to lintian.
     - Add missing ${misc:Depends}. Thanks to lintian.
     - Add build-depends to autotools-dev, autoconf, automake and libtool.
   * Fix copyright without copyright notice. Thanks to lintian.
   * Replacing obsolete dh_clean -k with dh_prep.
   * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
   * Autotools files now systematically re-generated (adds debian/autogen.sh).
   * Cleaned-up debian/rules: removed commented out dh_* commands.
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