Lost SSH X1 Forwarding with Xorg 7.2

Norbert Papke fbsd-ml at scrapper.ca
Sat Jul 7 18:19:16 UTC 2007

On July 5, 2007, Olivier Nicole wrote:
> A nice *feature* that I just noticed, I apologize if it has been
> mentionned earlier.
> xorg 7.2 tends to install all the components in /usr/loca insteal of
> the traditional /usr/X11R6.
> But sshd is still expecting xauth to be in /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth; so
> sshd_config has to be modified to reflect the fact that xauth new path
> is /usr/local/bin/xauth.
> So the default /etc/ssh/sshd_config should be adapted to reflect this
> change...

The default location in /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth should still work with the 
symlink in place.

However, I had a similar problem to yours.  Having tracked 7.2 for some time, 
I had "X11BASE=${LOCALBASE}" in /etc/make.conf.  When building sshd, 
LOCALBASE is not defined and X11BASE ends up being the empty string.  This 
then caused XAUTH_PATH to be set to /bin/xauth which, of course, does not 
exist.  Removing the statement from /etc/make.conf fixed this -- it isn't 
required anymore.


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