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bsdutils (1.4-1); priority=MEDIUM
Package bsdutils has changed maintainers from Ian Murdock
<firstname.lastname@example.org> to Austin Donnelly <email@example.com>.
Thanks to Ian for all the work he's put in!
(1) write has a lot of bug fixes (eg attempting to write to dead
(2) wall gives more sensible errors when it finds stale utmp entries.
(3) /bin/kill works (previously it didn't)
(4) pwd no longer in this package, use the one from GNU shellutils
script is insecure, see Bug#988. This will require some thought
and probably a new binary to manage pty allocation.
Tue Nov 28 00:12:31 1995 Austin Donnelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* kill.c: added linux signals, changed signal listing code to not
segfault, and changed signal parsing code to not segfault on
"SIGHUP". Fixes Bug#1764 and Bug#1513.
* kill.1: now mentions the fact that kill is a bash builtin.
* removed pwd from the bsdutils package: we're now using the one
from the GNU shellutils package.
Sun Nov 26 16:46:27 1995 Austin Donnelly <email@example.com>
* wall.c: added line to ignore utmp entries for ':0', so that the
special entry made for X on the console isn't written to. Bug#1630.
* write.c: added checks to make sure only live utmp entries are
considered, and added better checks to ensure you can't write if
you've su'ed in someone else's shell. 'write' is now setgid tty
* write.c: only warn if root writes with messages turned off,
rather than forbid (as per normal users). Bug#1658.
Sat Nov 25 22:48:31 1995 Austin Donnelly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package maintainer is now Austin Donnelly, <email@example.com>
* err.c: added an err_setprogname() function to allow programs
that want to use the error handling stuff to set their name
correctly. Previously, they were getting their name set to
* err.h: added prototype for err_setprogname().
* cal.c: registered name with error handler.
* calendar.c: registered name with error handler.
* chroot.c: registered name with error handler.
* col.c: registered name with error handler.
* column.c: registered name with error handler.
* kill.c: registered name with error handler.
* mesg.c: registered name with error handler.
* pwd.c: registered name with error handler.
* tsort.c: registered name with error handler.
* vacation.c: was implicitly casting NULL to an int. Fixed.
* whois.c: implicitly dropping 'const' from a char *. Now keeps
* ttymsg.c: introduced new error message to complain about stale
utmp entries (/dev/tty??). This is really a bug in telnetd or
rlogind. I think there's a race between getting a utmp entry, and
getting a tty assigned. Would the telnetd/rlogind maintainer like
to investigate? Bug#1892.
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