[arch-ports] [PPC] OpenSSH Package Needs A Rebuild

Matthew William Cox matt at mattcox.ca
Wed Apr 25 19:28:04 EDT 2007

The ssh client and sshd server have incorrect paths to xauth hardcoded
into tme. This breaks X11 forwarding on PPC clients and servers. This
package needs to be rebuilt with the correct paths (probably just
matter of running ./configure.) Until then, a work around is to set, in
your system-wide /etc/ssh/ssh_config:

> XAuthLocation   /usr/bin/xauth

and the same in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Here's the results of dumping the strings from ssh looking for xauth.
> $ strings /usr/bin/ssh | grep xauth
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth
> xauthlocation
> No xauth program.
> %s/xauthfile
> Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.

and here's the same process on the sshd binary:
> $ strings /usr/sbin/sshd | grep xauth
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth
> xauthlocation
> maxauthtries
> No xauth program; cannot forward with spoofing.

The correct path for the xauth binary is /usr/bin/xauth. The package
version effected is 4.6p1-3, which at the time of this writing is the
version in the package db.

Matthew Cox
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