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Re: Bug#423944: /usr/bin/inetutils-telnet: Complains about ~/.shishi/tic

From: Guillem Jover
Subject: Re: Bug#423944: /usr/bin/inetutils-telnet: Complains about ~/.shishi/tickets and creates ~/.shishi, for all connections
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 18:27:18 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 16:35:36 +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Guillem Jover <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 19:08:22 -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > > When using telnet for any connection, including those not involving
> > > Kerberos in any way, telnet complains that ~/.shishi/tickets does
> > > not exist, and
> > > creates ~/.shishi .
> >
> > The dot directory is created from inside libshishi, in
> > lib/init.c (maybe_install_usercfg), I don't think it should be created
> > from there. For the warning, that's useful information so that users
> > can diagnose why shishi is not working if there's missing files, but
> > probably would make sense to disable the output if not asked for,
> > like in verbose mode or similar.
> There may be multiple problems, that can have different solutions,
> here.  For example:
> * It seems that 'telnet' might not need to initialize Shishi at all,
>   unless it will use a Kerberos connection.

When I poked at the code, it seemed it was initializing all auth
methods and trying them until one succeeded, which make sense having
that in order of strongness.

> * The complaint is printed.

As I said, I think this is important information for diagnosing why
shishi might not be working (properly?), but one might not want to
see it by default.

> * The directory is created.

But by creating the directory it does not make the wanted file appear,
which is the reason of the warning, and IMO in such case it just
clutters the user home dir.


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