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Re: DISPLAY variable not set in ssh session

On Mar 1, 2008, at 4:12 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:

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.

Well then, please suggest a better place to send the bug report? Or a better description of the problem...


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