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Bug 715672 - net-misc/rdesktop-1.9.0: if sent to background, hangs after certificate confirmation
Summary: net-misc/rdesktop-1.9.0: if sent to background, hangs after certificate confi...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Bernard Cafarelli
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-03-31 20:41 UTC by fkater
Modified: 2020-04-01 00:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description fkater 2020-03-31 20:41:18 UTC
I've always been starting rdesktop on the console sending it to the background
(using the trailing ampersand):

rdesktop ... remote &

Since rdesktop-1.9.x, this fails -- if and only if there was a certificate
confirmation request on the console to be confirmed with "yes". In that case
rdesktop kind of hangs, printing "y" endlessly.

Expected behaviour: Opening the remote desktop window.

Workaround 1: Run rdesktop-1.9.x once *without* sending it to the background,
and confirm with "yes". The remote desktop window opens as expected. Next time
calling rdesktop, there is no confirmation dialog required anymore and thus
sending rdesktop to the background works.

Workaround 2: Downgrade to rdesktop-1.8.x.

Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2020-04-01 00:10:50 UTC
Please check if it is one of the reports upstream