X2Go Bug report logs - #1193
MacOS client does not work when local username has space

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Packages: client, x2go, macos; Maintainer for client is (unknown); Maintainer for x2go is (unknown); Maintainer for macos is (unknown);

Reported by: Adam Tworkowski <adam.tworkowski@sickkids.ca>

Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:15:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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Bug#1193; Package x2go client (macos). (Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:15:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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From: Adam Tworkowski <adam.tworkowski@sickkids.ca>
To: "submit@bugs.x2go.org" <submit@bugs.x2go.org>
Subject: MacOS client does not work when local username has space
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:30 +0000
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Package:  X2Go Client (MacOS)

I am not able to make a complete session with MacOS Sierra.  My (corporate) username is formatted “firstname lastname”, and thus:

/Users/firstname lastname/.x2go/
/Users/firstname lastname/.x2goclient/

I also have a personal account on the computer which is “firstname”, and thus:


The error message I am getting while using the “firstname lastname” account is:

Loop: PANIC! Can’t read options from file ‘/Users/firstname.’  Error is 21 ‘is a directory’.

I have a strong suspicion that the client is having issues with the space in my username.  The reason I mention my personal account which is my first name is that /Users/firstname does exist and is a directory which may skew the error message during replication.  When /Users/firstname/ is temporarily renamed,  the client seems to hang and then closes without an error in ui.

Thank you,



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