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Re: ssh/sshd: path to xauth vs. X11R7

On Sat, 18 Oct 2008 03:30:27 +0200 (CEST)
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:

> when building with MKXORG=yes, paths to xauth and ssh-askpass are 
> hardcoded to /usr/X11R6 (see src/crypto/dist/ssh/pathnames.h).
> The patch below fixes this, but I'm unsure if touching
> src/crypto/dist/ssh is an option. If not, what else can we do?
We clearly need to fix that.  However, might we be better off changing
it to /usr/X11, and making that a symlink to /usr/X11R7?  That will
make life easier N years hence, when we upgrade to /usr/X11R8.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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