POSIX®: UP: talk(1) is required
|Reporter||A. Wilcox (awilfox)|
|Assignee||A. Wilcox (awilfox)|
|Reported||2016-04-17 10:58:12 -0500|
|Modified||2020-04-19 07:09:34 -0500|
|Hardware||Adélie Linux / All|
|Importance||Normal / normal|
The User Portability Utilities option of POSIX® 1003.1-2013 requires an implementation of talk(1). One is available in portage as net-misc/netkit-talk, but there are a number of issues with it:
- HOMEPAGE is dead (ftp.uk.linux.org doesn't exist any more).
- The NetKit package is listed as "orphaned" at the Linux Foundation. ( http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/networking/netkit )
- talk is pretty insecure, from what I remember of it. In fairness, I haven't used it since 2010.
- I think it may require inetd/xinetd to function properly.
We can do a few different things:
- Package netkit-talk, but don't install it in base. We then note that conformance with the UP option requires installation of the package.
- Install netkit-talk in base.
- Do not package netkit-talk, and do not conform to the UP option.