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Re: [bug-inetutils] Inetutil 1.5 issue

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] Inetutil 1.5 issue
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 02:29:22 -0400

     I have been testing the inetutils 1.5 package for a while and
   have found out the following issues:

     1) Backspace won't work if we do telnet localhost. Or terminal in
   which TERM=cygwin is set.

     2) When I start inetd service as SYSTEM user in win xp 64 bit,
   set UID error is shown when the inetd.conf file is updated to start
   telnet/ftp as admin user.


thank you for your report, would you like to try and see if the
problem persists with the CVS version of inetutils?  Attached are
instructions for getting the source code, and building it.

===File ~/s/inetutils/README-alpha==========================
This is the GNU Inetutils package.

This document describes the actions needed to build the pre-release or
CVS version of the package.  See end of file for copying conditions.

* Introduction

This is a *pre-release* version, and not ready for production use yet.
If you are taking source from CVS, you will need to have several
special tools to help contribute.  See the file README-hacking for
more information, see chapter `Building' for the detailed instructions
on how to build the package.

Please, note that the accompanying documentation may be inaccurate or
incomplete.  See ChangeLog for the list of recent changes.

Report bugs to <address@hidden>

If you see a problem that you've already reported, feel free to
re-report it -- it won't bother us to get a reminder.  Besides, the
more messages we get regarding a particular problem the sooner it'll
be fixed -- usually.  If you sent a complete patch and nobody applied
it or got back to you, please let us know!

* Checking Out the Sources

The following instructions apply if you wish to obtain sources from
the CVS repository:

  cvs -d:pserver:address@hidden:/cvsroot/inetutils co inetutils

There is also a Git mirror of the CVS repository.  To obtain sources
from Git use:

  git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/inetutils.git
Both ways will give you read-only access.  If you think you need write
access, contact the mailing list.

* Prerequisites

You need the following packages to build the development version of
GNU Inetutils.  We don't make any extra effort to accommodate older
versions of these packages, so please make sure that you have the
latest stable version.

- Autoconf <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/>
- Automake <http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/>
- Bison <http://www.gnu.org/software/bison/>
- Gettext <http://www.gnu.org/software/gettext/>
- Gnulib <http://www.gnu.org/software/gnulib/>
- Libtool <http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/>
- M4 <http://www.gnu.org/software/m4/>
- Texinfo <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo>

* Building

1. Change to the source tree directory

   cd inetutils

2. Run


Once done, proceed as described in the file INSTALL.

Normally you will have to run bootstrap only once.  However, if you
intend to hack on Inetutils, you might need to run it again later.  In
this case, you will probably want to save some time and bandwidth by
avoiding downloading the same files again.  If so, create in the
inetutils root directory the file named `.bootstrap' with the
following contents:

   --gnulib-srcdir=$HOME/gnulib --skip-po

Replace `$HOME/gnulib' with the actual directory where the gnulib
sources reside.

For more information about `bootstrap', run `bootstrap --help'.

See INSTALL and README for the detailed instructions.

* Development

If you are looking for something to hack on, please take a look at the
TODO file in the CVS repository.

You can track the CVS process through the <address@hidden>
mailing list.  This is a medium volume moderated list.

Daily snapshots built from CVS are available from

Log outputs from building the daily snapshot on some systems are
available from <http://autobuild.josefsson.org/inetutils/>

* Copyright information:

Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
   of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the
   copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
   thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn.

   Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
   of this document, or of portions of it,
   under the above conditions, provided also that they
   carry prominent notices stating who last changed them.

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