[LUNI] problems running up2date from ssh connection
maney at pobox.com
Thu Mar 21 14:39:07 CST 2002
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 02:21:35PM -0600, Redmond Militante wrote:
> note that this was a procedure that worked successfully just last week.
> one thing: i *did* upgrade openssh on this server through up2date per rhn
> errata updates... you're probably right that this is an openssh issue,
> since that was around the time it started acting all screwy
Yeah, and I've thought of another way that could happen. If you're making
the SSH connection as a non-root user and su'ing to run up2date (or any
other X app), then you'll have permissions issues if the X server isn't
running wide open (ie, accepting connections indiscriminately).
Can you run, say, xterm under the exact same circumstances where up2date is
failing? Or any other X app that's handy, but xterm seems a likely bet for
that. Though it already sounds like the issue is indeed the remote X
connection and nothing else...
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