building netkit-telnet on lfs-4.0

Matt Rogers matt at
Tue Mar 4 08:45:26 PST 2003

On Tuesday 04 March 2003 10:27 am, you wrote:
> Harris, James wrote:
> > When I attempted to build telnet from netkit-telnet-0.17, I had to patch
> > several files with additional #includes in order to get it to build.
> > Specifically, #include <stdlib.h> and <string.h> were necessary for
> > various .cc files.  Once the appropriate #includes were added, it built
> > and ran fine.
> >
> > Could this be due to changes from gcc-2 to gcc-3?
> Yes.  Quite a few of really old type software packages have these types
> of problems.  It was very pronounced when gcc-3 first came out, but by
> now most activly maintained packages have been fixed.
> Cheers,
> ~Jason
> --

I believe that the inetutils package has both a telnet client and telnet 
daemon in it, and it's in the BLFS book.

The only thing that helps me maintain my slender grip on reality is the 
friendship I share with my collection of singing penguins.
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