misc/113714: sshd: X11 Forwarding stopped working with the recent ?update

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Fri Jun 15 17:59:37 UTC 2007

Yuri wrote:
 > I recently upgraded from 6.2-STABLE from few months ago to the
 > current one. Also removed old and reinstalled again all packages.
 > And X11 forwarding stopped working.
 > After troubleshooting I figured out that with debug client prints
 > the message: debug1: Remote: No xauth program; cannot forward with
 > spoofing.
 > Turns out that sshd is looking for xauth in /usr/X11R6/bin and now
 > all Xorg stuff goes into /usr/local/.

You should follow the procedure in /usr/ports/UPDATING for
updating your Xorg installation properly (see the entry at

Those instructions also include running the mergebase.sh
script which creates a compatibility symlink for you
(/usr/X11R6 -> /usr/local).

Best regards

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