Package Details: netkit-bsd-finger 0.17-10

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Package Base: netkit-bsd-finger
Description: BSD-finger ported to Linux
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: ilpianista
Maintainer: starfry
Last Packager: starfry
Votes: 24
Popularity: 0.000103
First Submitted: 2015-01-24 11:21 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-09-26 18:14 (UTC)

Latest Comments

starfry commented on 2022-11-26 14:49 (UTC)

I just built it and, yes, I also see a segfault but only if the user being queried has no GECOS data in /etc/passwd (the 5th field). For me, finger root. didn't work but regular users did and it also worked fine without arguments. I did "chfn root" and entered a name and now finger root also works fine. Sorry I have no idea what the problem is, I'd suggest raising upstream except it looks like abandonware (sorry, I meant historic artifact-ware ;) ).

I did a quick search for another source and there is a version on Ubuntu/Debian here ( that has a number of patches applied (I tried on an ubuntu vm and it doesn't have the problem). I don't have time right now to change the PKGBUILD to use this source, given its structure is different. Happy to accept a PR for it though, or to add you as a maintainer.

randomxusr commented on 2022-11-25 15:50 (UTC)

When I attempt to run it, I get a segfault and core dump. The ipv6 version seems to run without issues.

I didn't seem to have issues with any dependencies when installing.

Do you have suggestions for resolving the segfault? Or would need more info?

deep_thought commented on 2021-05-18 06:25 (UTC)

The internet archive still has it:

micwoj92 commented on 2021-05-14 10:55 (UTC)

Can't reach sources.

starfry commented on 2015-05-05 10:43 (UTC)

I have adopted this and updated it with systemd units and a working URL.

admincomplex commented on 2015-03-10 13:52 (UTC)

the package URL seems to be broken. some working repo URLs:${pkgver}.tar.gz${pkgver}.tar.gz${pkgver}.tar.gz

ilpianista commented on 2015-01-24 11:21 (UTC)

Moved from [extra]