I have installed xpra from the ubuntu repos (16.10). I also have installed websockify. When I try to use it to set up an html5 session with the following:

xpra start --bind-tcp= --html=on --start-child=xterm

I get the following error:

xpra initialization error:
 failed to setup websockify html server: cannot find xpra's html directory
 (not found in '/usr/share/xpra/www')

and I am currently stuck. Any suggestions?

I am attempting to make xpra provide X applications remotely over the web, using Ubuntu (16.10). This should be easy from everything I have read.

  • Which version of xpra? From which repo? Try the packages from xpra.org instead.
    – totaam
    May 19, 2017 at 15:46
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    I did, and it worked. As I said, it was xpra from the Ubuntu 16.10 repo. It apparently was missing some dependencies.
    – Cliff Hill
    May 19, 2017 at 16:42
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    I had similar issues with the Ubuntu 18.04 prepackaged binary. Switching to xpra.org's repo solved the issue for me.
    – joat
    Dec 30, 2019 at 12:15


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