[CentOS] ssh -Y X-forwarding?

Tue Jun 4 20:09:06 UTC 2013
Pete Travis <lists at petetravis.com>

On Jun 4, 2013 11:31 AM, "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On rare occasions I want to run a remote X command (like 'meld' to
> interactively merge changes in files) and normally 'ssh -Y
> remote_host' from a terminal in an NX/freenx window that is acting as
> my desktop to start and any X program subsequently started would open
> in a new window via X-forwarding - at least when the target is a 5.x
> host.  I don't do it often enough to remember if it ever worked when
> the remote side is 6.x, but today it is not setting the $DISPLAY
> variable, so I get:
> Error:  Can't open display:
> Using -vv shows it at least trying to go through the motions:
> debug2: x11_get_proto: /usr/bin/xauth  list :1420.0 2>/dev/null
> debug1: Requesting X11 forwarding with authentication spoofing.
> debug2: channel 0: request x11-req confirm 0
> debug2: client_session2_setup: id 0
> debug2: channel 0: request pty-req confirm 1
> debug1: Sending environment.
> debug1: Sending env LANG = en_US.UTF-8
> debug2: channel 0: request env confirm 0
> debug2: channel 0: request shell confirm 1
> debug2: fd 3 setting TCP_NODELAY
> But, $DISPLAY is not set to anything.   What am I missing?
> --
>    Les Mikesell

Why not use git? You can branch to work on changes, use meld as 'git
difftool'   (or merge, or cherry-pick) to communicate changes, and push
changes from your 'production' branch to your 'production' repo. You get to
work with the same tools, and gain a solid development, testing and
deployment solution in the process.