kidled is a daemon that checks the utmp data in regular intervals and
automatically logs off users that have been idle for a given time interval.
Especially in our environment (terminal server) we need such a daemon because
otherwise users "forget" to logoff and waste our system resources with their
forever running KDE sessions.
As far as a can see, there is no package in the yum default repository that
provides such functionality which is why kidled should be included.
I would even propose to make this a feature-request for RHEL5 (and later
RHEL6). Although we currently test our "terminal server" based on Fedora
(which has much "newer" software than RHEL), the idea is still to use RHEL5/6
later for it...
Reassigning to distribution component.
Read ya, Phil
Should this be moved from Fedora to RHEL, or should we look at implementing it
in Fedora first?
From our point of view, having it in Fedora first is OK for us (since this is
what we currently use). That way, we could even test it for correctness in
semi-productive at once.
For Fedora, if someone's willing to package it...
I made a RPM for kidled.
It worked fine in my tests but since it is my first RPM you might want to test
Created attachment 186001 [details]
Comment on attachment 186001 [details]
Oops, source RPM follows.
Created attachment 187571 [details]
Kidled 0.4 source RPM for inclusion in Fedora 7 and following plus possibly RHEL
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re-assigning to Fedora 9
This just showed up in the new package review queue; I guess the component was not set properly previous to this.
Is the original submitter of this ticket still around and interested in maintaining this package in Fedora? Are you already sponsored as a Fedora packager?
Is there an actual package submission here? Please post links to an src.rpm and a spec. (It is vastly preferable if you put them on a web server somewhere instead of attaching them, if that is at all possible.) Please make sure that it builds and functions on a current Fedora release, F10 if possible, or rawhide.
There was no response, so I'm just going to close this.