Re: Intent to package: lightbar (was: Intent to package: mlddc)
On %M 0, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
(That I was still too lazy to fix my attribution line in .muttrc)
> thanks for jumping to my rescue guys, I just about had a package built ;).
> Oh well. I'll have to go find something else to do... It's pretty hard,
> every time I think of something it's already there ;).
> Lemme go see if debian has "lightbar" on its list.... If not that
> will be my first try... ( For those of you who don't know, it makes WWIV
> style login screens possible ... )
There's two issues here. First of all, lightbar is also hideously messy
and moderately insecure code - it has a couple of buffer overflows, for
instance, not to mention it offends my sense of the esthetics of code.
Plus, it's based on a login and telnetd that are VERY old. If you feel
like hacking it into the new login.c (from shadow-97blah), go right ahead.
In my spare time I'm working on a replacement (perhaps to be called
deblogin?) which will apply itself as a patch to a copy of login.c.
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