X2Go Bug report logs - #235
x2goclient error messages regarding sshd are confusing

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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: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:18:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Tags: pending

Found in version

Fixed in version

Done: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Subject: x2goclient error messages regarding sshd are confusing
From: Anders Bruun Olsen <abo@dsl.dk>
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Package: x2goclient
Severity: minor

X2goclient uses the same error dialog for three different (but related)
problems. The error message is the one about sshd not running
(printSshDError() in onmainwindow.cpp). The conditions are:

1. Unable to open host public key (line 7319)
2. Unable to open key for exports (line 7438)
3. Unable to open authorized_keys (line 7455)

These should have distinct error messages, that does not just claim that
sshd isn't running.

Also, the current message tells the user to install sshd with "apt-get
install openssh-server". While I am an Ubuntu user, this message most
definitely shouldn't be Debian/Ubuntu specific, since it is also given to
both Windows and Mac users, not to mention Linux users on different

Anders Bruun Olsen
Det Danske Sprog- og Litteraturselskab
(Society for Danish Language and Literature)
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