Bug 65185 - Xspice: failure to bind to port should be an error, not a warning
Summary: Xspice: failure to bind to port should be an error, not a warning
Alias: None
Product: Spice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xorg qxl (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Spice Bug List
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Reported: 2013-05-30 17:18 UTC by Zbigniew Jedrzejewski-Szmek
Modified: 2014-11-10 10:35 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Zbigniew Jedrzejewski-Szmek 2013-05-30 17:18:47 UTC
Xspice isn't very useful without the TCP connection possibility. When the port is busy:

$ Xspice --disable-ticketing --xsession /usr/bin/gnome-terminal :0 --port 5900
(/usr/bin/Xspice:6677): Spice-Warning **: reds.c:3037:reds_init_socket: reds_init_socket: binding socket to :5900 failed

If the port was explicitly requested, failure to bind should be prominently displayed, and preferably result in a termination of Xspice.

Comment 1 David Jaša 2013-05-30 19:09:30 UTC
qemu bug about the same: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=682227
Comment 3 Marc-Andre Lureau 2014-11-10 10:35:06 UTC
commit 97c7c183d7d8585d93eab4f13645acb2d47ca763
Author: Marc-André Lureau <marcandre.lureau@redhat.com>
Date:   Mon Nov 3 01:14:48 2014 +0100

    Xspice: fail if server can't be initialized

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