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Bug#206843: marked as done (ktalkd does not work correctly when run under user nobody)

Your message dated Sun, 14 Mar 2010 18:02:08 -0400
with message-id <9f694b821003141502r606b6b23raff567b6cd687c@mail.gmail.com>
and subject line Closing bug # 206843
has caused the Debian Bug report #206843,
regarding ktalkd does not work correctly when run under user nobody
to be marked as done.

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Package: ktalkd
Version: 4:3.1.3-1
Severity: normal

Ktalkd does not work correctly when run under user nobody (which is
default).  When trying to start talk with logged-in user running kde
session, ktalkd displays "user's not there at the moment" message and
starts auto-answerer immediately.  Changing "nobody.tty" to "root.tty"
in inetd.conf fixes the problem.  I know it would be *much* better to run
ktalkd under non-root user, but it does not work as it should ;(.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux moche 2.4.21-debian #1 Fri Aug 22 19:41:26 CEST 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=sk_SK

Versions of packages ktalkd depends on:
ii  kdelibs4                   4:3.1.3-1     KDE core libraries
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.14-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libc6                      2.3.2-3       GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libfam0c102                2.6.10-1      client library to control the FAM 
ii  libgcc1                    1:3.3.2-0pre1 GCC support library
ii  libpng12-0            PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3c102-mt              3:3.1.1-9     Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++5                 1:3.3.2-0pre1 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libxrender1                0.8.2-1       X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  xlibs                      4.2.1-10      X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                     1:1.1.4-14    compression library - runtime

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This bug won't be fix upstream (and has been closed). See comment at
"------- Comment #2 From David Faure 2008-07-03 19:08:35 (-) [reply] -------

So people are still using ktalkd? That's amazing.
It has been removed from KDE 4, for two reasons: apparent lack of
interest from users (IM has replaced talk for most people), and a
large number of security issues (I wrote ktalkd before I knew anything
about security, which is bad for a daemon running as root)....
Sorry, I don't think this bug will ever get fixed :("

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