Xpra: Ticket #120: xpra is not working with AFS


i found out that xpra is not working on AFS. As long as i know that there are some problems to execute ssh command (or something) on AFS. I had this issue with another program and i solved it when i could execute my stuff outside afs space. In my case not at $HOME. Can we specify external direcotry. Not $HOME?



Sat, 28 Apr 2012 13:07:57 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

Have you tried specifying --socket-dir=/tmp/, is that not enough to get it to work?

Why is it failing? The only other thing stored in $HOME are the log files, I can't see why that would be a problem.

In any case, making everything relative to some other directory should be no problem, something like: --xpra-dir=$HOME/.xpra (patches to do just that would be most welcome)

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 13:21:08 GMT - Martin Vala:

on server side --socket-dir=/tmp/ is working. at least log writes that xpra is ready

then when i do from my laptop

mvala@vala ~ $ xpra attach ssh:lx001.saske.sk:100
Connection failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
connection lost: empty marker in read queue
Connection lost

Ciao Martin

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 03:57:53 GMT - Antoine Martin: component, description changed

Right, we need a way for the client to pass the location of the socket dir through the ssh tunnel, otherwise it tries to find the socket in the usual location.. and fails. I'll take a look at it.

Fri, 04 May 2012 11:46:43 GMT - Antoine Martin: priority, status changed; resolution set

fixed in r785: we now honour the --socket-dir option with ssh tunnels. We also save the value in the "run-xpra" file, so if you always use "--socket-dir=/tmp" on the server, in theory you should not need to specify it on the client... (but if the last server session you start/try-to-start does not have it... then it will fail, so it is probably best to specify it on the client too)

#123 may provide a better solution to set this value globally

Sat, 05 May 2012 06:26:09 GMT - Martin Vala:

Thanks, i will try

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 04:46:05 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/120