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

From: Josh Triplett
Subject: Bug#423944: /usr/bin/inetutils-telnet: Complains about ~/.shishi/tickets and creates ~/.shishi, for all connections
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:09:28 -0700
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Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Guillem Jover <address@hidden> writes:
>> reassign 423944 libshishi0
>> thanks
>> On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 19:08:22 -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>> Package: inetutils-telnet
>>> Version: 2:1.5.dfsg.1-4
>>> Severity: normal
>>> File: /usr/bin/inetutils-telnet
>>> 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.
> * The complaint is printed.
> * The directory is created.

Sounds like an accurate summary of the problems.

> I will look into if it is simple to make inetutils defer the call to
> shishi_init until Kerberos is definitely needed.


> Thoughts on the other problems appreciated.
> Maybe the directory should simply be created, with no warning?

That seems fine if shishi_init only gets called when using Kerberos.

- Josh Triplett

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