X2Go Bug report logs - #1487
sftp-server is missing message (I do not need filetransfer)

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Package: x2goclient; Maintainer for x2goclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goclient is src:x2goclient.

Reported by: zounp <zounp@protonmail.ch>

Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:05:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 4.1.2.1-2+deb10u1

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Report forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org, X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>:
Bug#1487; Package x2goclient. (Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:05:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: zounp <zounp@protonmail.ch>
To: "submit@bugs.x2go.org" <submit@bugs.x2go.org>
Subject: sftp-server is missing message (I do not need filetransfer)
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:02:07 +0000
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Package: x2goclient
Version: 4.1.2.1-2+deb10u1

Hello,
When I started X2Go I got a popup saying

"Unable to find the sftp-server binary. Neither bundled, nor found in $PATH nor additional directories.
If you are using a Linux-based operating system, please ask your system administrator to install the package containing the sftp-server binary. Common names are openssh, openssh-server or openssh-sftp-server depending upon distribution.
If the sftp-server binary is installed on your system, please report a bug mentioning its path on: https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:bugs"

I went searching on https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/start what this could mean. I found

"Overview of third-party components
X2Go Client for Windows needs several 3rd-party programs for being able to run on MS Windows: [nxproxy](https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:development:build-howto-mswin:x2goclient#building_nxproxy_openssh_optional) [OpenSSH Server](https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/wiki:development:build-howto-mswin:x2goclient#openssh_server) for file sharing (optional) "

So OpenSSH Server is optional and thus I presume the sftp-server is also. So why do I get the messeage stating that I need a sftp-server? Shouldn't

> 1. at least the text be changed?
> 2. a checkbox added to silence this message?

When I close the popup (Hit the OK button of it) the whole X2Go client closes. So in order to use the X2Go client I have to leave the popup window opened. That is a bit annoying.

Thanks for X2Go. I like it.

With kind regards,
Zounp

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Bug#1487; Package x2goclient. (Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:40:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Zounp <Zounp@7337.nl>:
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From: Zounp <Zounp@7337.nl>
To: 1487@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: sftp-server is missing message (I do not need filetransfer)
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2021 21:36:42 +0000
Hello,

This issue is still applicable.

This is not a bug but a safety request.
For my application I do not need folder sharing nor printing support.
So I did not install: rdesktop, openssh-server nor openssh-sftp-server on the client computer
Installing a server is a security risk. I do not want to install servers on my client computer (on which I am running x2goclient)

So it is not a big issue but it is still annoying.
So it would be so nice if the need for the sftp-server (folder sharing nor printing support) 
can be made optional via a setting for instance.

Thanks for X2Go.
Thanks.

-- 
Met vriendelijke groet,
Zounp 


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Bug#1487; Package x2goclient. (Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:10:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Zounp <Zounp@7337.nl>:
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Message #15 received at 1487@bugs.x2go.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Zounp <Zounp@7337.nl>
To: 1487@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: Re: sftp-server is missing message (I do not need filetransfer)
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:04:35 +0000
Also, I am not able to close X2Go properly.

The only way to close X2Go is by clicking "OK" in the error
message window after which X2Go crashes, closes all windows and exits.
-- 
Met vriendelijke groet,
Zounp 


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