X2Go Bug report logs - #615
NX proxy cannot start in Ubuntu 14.04 when the user's home dir has accented characters

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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: "George Trakatelis" <trakatelis@uom.edu.gr>

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:45:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 4.0.2.1

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Report forwarded to x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org, X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>:
Bug#615; Package x2goclient. (Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:45:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: "George Trakatelis" <trakatelis@uom.edu.gr>
To: <submit@bugs.x2go.org>
Cc: "'Mike DePaulo'" <mikedep333@gmail.com>
Subject: NX proxy cannot start in Ubuntu 14.04 when the user's home dir has accented characters
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:40:53 +0300
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: x2goclient
Version: 4.0.2.1

Client OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Application: x2goclient 4.0.2.1-0~614~ubuntu14.04.1

Server OS: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Application: x2goserver 4.0.1.15-0~847~ubuntu14.04.1

When I invoke x2goclient and my home dir has accented characters (as in
josé),
nxproxy fails with a Loop: PANIC! error.

Undeniably, Linux applications do not expect path names to have non-English
characters.
Imho, nxproxy should report such abnormalities to allow applications that
call it
to exit gracefully or report to the user the cause of the problem.

Debug output is attached.

George Trakatelis
[nxproxy fails with 'Loop PANIC! Can't create directory' error.txt (text/plain, attachment)]

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