minimum x11 apps for ssh support

Brooks Davis brooks at
Mon Aug 27 08:37:56 PDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 09:49:09AM -0500, Doug Poland wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 04:00:01PM -0400, Eric W. Bates wrote:
> > Brooks said:
> > > Kind of a dumb question, I suppose; but I'm a little tired of
> > > installing some 200+ x11 libs and apps simply to provide ssh
> > > X-forwarding for emacs on a server.
> > >
> > > I can live with installing all the libs, but does anyone know what the
> > > minimum app install is to support X-forwarding? (remarkable difficult
> > > to discover on Google).  I assume xauth is needed; but what else?
> > 
> > That should be it.
> > 
> Hmmm, I just tried portinstall x11/xauth and that did not provide
> X-forwarding.  I'm curious to see what you come up with, as I'm sure
> you're not the only one with this requirement.

This definitly worked for me one a machine with no other X clients.
Note that with only xauth installed, X forwarding is pretty useless
until you are bouncing through that machine to another one since you
won't have any clients.

-- Brooks
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