Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150001
Wrong description of telnet-server
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:21:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
`rpm -qi telnet-server` says that "The telnet daemon is disabled by
default. You may enable the telnet daemon by editing
/etc/xinetd.d/telnet." But it's not true. The default behavior has
changed, as changelog says:
* Fri Dec 01 2000 Trond Eivind Glomsrd <email@example.com>
- make sure the server is turned off by default
So it seems somebody forgot to change the description. BTW, the wrong
description is in other languages, too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install telnet-server
2. check to see if telnet daemon is up and running
(e.g. "netstat -l --inet" or "telnet localhost")
Actual Results: In fact, that's not a bug that the telnet daemon
doesn't run. What is wrong is the description.
Expected Results: Package description shouldn't lie :)
The description is wrong not only in RHEL 2.1 on an i386, but also in
RHEL 3, 4 and Fedora Core 3. Users of other RPM-based distros may
also possibly confirm this wrong description.
Am I to guess that your description is backward?
Because the way you described it, it's disabled by default, which as far as I
can tell is what the changelog says...
the description on AS2.1 is wrong.. it says, that the daemon is enabled by default
Damn! I wonder how could I do the mistake in my description of this bugzilla
entry and didn't notice it??? `rpm -qi telnet-server` *really* says:
(blah blah...) The telnet daemon is
enabled by default. You may disable the telnet daemon by editing
You can verify it yourself. Sorry for that confusion. (if only I could edit it)
$ LANG=C rpm -qpi telnet-server-0.17-20.EL2.3.i386.rpm
... The telnet daemon is
disabled by default. You may enable the telnet daemon by editing
Now, specspo needs to be fixed