[PKG-Openstack-devel] Bug#752454: websocketproxy incompatible with websockify >= 0.6.0

Gaudenz Steinlin gaudenz at debian.org
Mon Jun 23 21:18:17 UTC 2014


Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org> writes:

> Hi Gaudenz,
> Thanks for sending this bug report.
> Well, I'm surprised to read this, because I packaged websockify 0.6.0
> after someone on IRC told me that there was an issue with websockify
> 0.5, and that novnc needed >= 0.6.0 in order to work properly.
> I've been told that the issue without 0.6.0 is that you get some old
> zombie process after each VNC connections.

I did not test novnc, so I can't comment much on this. But from looking
at the code I would be very surprised if the current code for
nova-novncproxy in Icehouse would work with websockify 0.6.0.

> I have to admit that I don't really use novnc myself, I am a SPICE user
> (I think it's far better and performing that VNC).

I did test the spice proxy and the version from Icehouse does not work
with websockify 0.6.0. Did it work for you?

> I tried to use the patch that you sent as a reference [1].
> Unfortunately, it doesn't apply against the current Icehouse release.
> Solly, you're the author of the patch. Do you think a backport to
> Icehouse could be made? This would avoid a lot of headakes for me and I
> would really like avoiding the downgrade of websockify if possible.

While I certainly won't oppose a backport of that patch to Icehouse, I'm
don't see much of a dilemma in the short term. As the current status in
Debian unstable with websockify 0.6.0 does not work at all for all proxy
modes (novnc and spice) downgrading is strictly the better alternative
even if there are bugs with novnc and websockify 0.5.1. At least it will
work to some degree again.

Long term I agree that migrating to websockify 0.6.0 is preferable. But
I doubt we will have a compatible version in Icehouse soon.


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