[pve-devel] [PATCH v2 ha-manager] ha-simulator: add xauth dependency

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Wed Feb 10 08:29:32 CET 2021

On 09.02.21 19:21, Dietmar Maurer wrote:
> On 09.02.21 16:45, Aaron Lauterer wrote:
>> When installing the ha-simulator on a PVE node to start it via ssh with
>> x11 forwarding, the xauth package helps to avoid `Unable to init server:
>> Could not connect: Connection refused` errors.
> This is true for anything. X11 forwarding simply works that way. So I am quite unsure if we should add xauth here...> > Or is this a common practice (I am unaware of)?

Not really, but there are not much programs which are primarily run over
SSH forwarding I know either.

If one really wants an active warning one could do a check like:

defined($ENV{'SSH_CONNECTION'}) && !(-x /usr/bin/xauth || -x /bin/xauth)

A bit crude but could work, and could be used to print out a early warning.

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