Xpra: Ticket #908: --with-Xdummy --with-Xdummy_wrapper options not honored across invocations of setup.py

It used to be the case that you could specify --with-Xdummy --with-Xdummy_wrapper when running setup.py build to force selection of the Xdummy wrapper rather than Xvfb without having the Xorg detection stuff kick in. Subsequently, running a python setup.py --skip-build install (without --with-Xdummy --with-Xdummy_wrapper) would install an xpra.conf file which used Xdummy, as expected.

Currently, unless --with-Xdummy --with-Xdummy_wrapper is specified both with build and install, the Xorg detection stuff kicks in during install, and a xpra.conf using Xvfb is installed.

Logically, I expect xpra.conf to be created during build, and whatever is present during install is just installed if we're using --skip-build. I'm not sure when this crept in.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:31:57 GMT - Antoine Martin: priority, status, description changed

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:19:22 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone changed

out of time, and this stuff is always harder than it looks - rescheduling

see also #977

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:21:02 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Too hard to fix for little gain.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:09:28 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/908