X2Go Bug report logs - #558
Empty $USER env var makes x2go start an infinite loop

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Package: x2goserver; Maintainer for x2goserver is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goserver is src:x2goserver.

Reported by: Jacques-Olivier Goussard <jogoussard@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:50:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: pending

Fixed in version

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

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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tag #558 pending
fixed #558


X2Go issue #558 (src:x2goserver) reported by you has been
fixed in X2Go Git. You can see the changelog below, and you can
check the diff of the fix at:


The issue will most likely be fixed in src:x2goserver (

X2Go Git Admin (on behalf of the sender of this mail)

commit 7495f92e7ec72d04fff3c5027bddb864cc99ca60
Author: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>
Date:   Wed Aug 20 10:01:55 2014 +0200

    Abort session startup if env var $USER or $SSH_CLIENT are not set. (Fixes: #558).

diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index d19a819..e04c640 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -65,6 +65,8 @@ x2goserver ( UNRELEASED; urgency=low
     - Silently timeout in x2golistdesktops if calls to x2golistsessions and/or
       xwininfo don't produce output within one second. (Fixes: #543).
     - Allow email addresses as login usernames. (Fixes: #573).
+    - Abort session startup if env var $USER or $SSH_CLIENT are not set.
+      (Fixes: #558).
   * debian/control, x2goserver.spec:
     + Update versioned D: x2goagent (>= This assures that X2Go
       works with poly-instantiated /tmp directories.

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