[Mageia-dev] Problems setting up chroot

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 11:39:45 CEST 2011

On 8 August 2011 06:42, andre999 <andr55 at laposte.net> wrote:
> Everything seemed to install ok, but when I try to run a gui application
> (such as rpmdrake) under chroot, I get the message :
> "No protocol specified
> Cannot be run in console mode."

Which is expected

> If anyone has an idea what I might be missing, it would be appreciated :)

One way to run X11 stuff from a chroot is to run:
xhost +SI:localuser:root
mount --bind /tmp/.X11-unix/ $CHROOT/tmp/.X11-unix/
chroot $CHROOT rpmdrake/gedit/firefox/...

If instead you want to allow all local users, you could alternatively
replace the xhost call by:
xhost + local:

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