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[Bug 1376659] Re: Broadcast screen not working out of the box


x11vnc is a dependency of epoptes-client which is recommended by
epoptes. Recommends should get automatically installed when you install
epoptes and if they don't it's a bug of the distribution. I'm guessing
you are running Linux Mint.

According to https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html
"The Recommends field should list packages that would be found together with this one in all but unusual installations."

Nevertheless, we may want to add some packages that are dependencies of
epoptes-client as dependencies of epoptes too in order to avoid problems
on distributions that fail to follow the Debian policy.

For now, people with this problem should either install epoptes with the
--install-recommends argument on apt, or just install epoptes-client

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       Status: New => Invalid

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  Broadcast screen not working out of the box

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Bug description:
  when trying to broadcast my screen i get:

  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/epoptes/ui/gui.py", line 306, in broadcastScreen
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/epoptes/ui/gui.py", line 289, in _broadcastScreen
      subprocess.call(['x11vnc', '-storepasswd', pwd, pwdfile])
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 522, in call
      return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 710, in __init__
      errread, errwrite)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1327, in _execute_child
      raise child_exception
  OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

  x11vnc is not installed and is not a dependency of epoptes

  after installing x11vnc ( sudo apt-get install x11vnc ) everything
  works fine

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