Re: DISPLAY variable not set in ssh session
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- Subject: Re: DISPLAY variable not set in ssh session
- From: Chris Bannister <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 22:12:11 +1300
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 07:40:56PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Package: xterm
> On Feb 26, 2008, at 2:57 PM, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 05:00:13AM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
>>> I just installed Lenny on a G4 Mac. I installed the "ssh" package on
>>> it. I can "ssh" to it just fine. But I can't get X11 forwarding to
>>> work. When I use "ssh -X" or "ssh -Y" (either option) the connection
>>> is made, but the DISPLAY variable is not being set.
>>> Anybody know why?
>> No. But using ssh -v might give some clues. One extra potential
>> the target box does not have (the utility) xauth on it.
> That was it. I did
> aptitude install xauth
> and everything was fine.
> It looks like the xterm package needs to depend on the xauth package --
> or at least recommend it.
> What package should a bug report for this go to?
Please don't. xterm works perfectly ok without it.