putty and xorg7.2

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed May 23 19:12:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 08:15:23PM +0200, Helmut Schneider wrote:
> From: "Helmut 'Ingrid' Schneider" <jumper99 at gmx.de>
> >From: "Jeremy Chadwick" <koitsu at FreeBSD.org>
> >>On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 03:03:49PM +0200, Helmut Schneider wrote:
> >>>I recently upgraded some FBSD6.2 machines to xorg 7.2 according to
> >>>/usr/ports/UPDATING. By now I cannot use x-forwarding with putty or
> >>>ssh -X  anymore as the DISPLAY paramater is not set anymore. I connect
> >>>to 2 machines  using putty and x-forwarding. Here are the results:
> >>See mail to this list with subject "ssh X11 forwarding and X.org 7.2"
> >>which explains the cause and solution.
> >Hm, I might have missed something, but I created a symlink for
> >/usr/X11R6 ->  /usr/local and then did a portupgrade -afPP but DISPLAY
> >is still not  exported.
> OK, one has to install xauth. This might/should be a dependency of 
> xorg-libraries. imo. 

No, because it's not a library :) It's an application and is part of
xorg-apps.  It never used to be part of xorg-libraries either (it was
formerly in xorg-clients), so this was always something you needed to


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