Subject: Re: [SPAM?] Re: pkg/30474: tkirc/tkirc2 user problems
To: None <,,>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/11/2005 03:37:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/30474; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ben Collver <>
To: David Chmelik <>
Subject: Re: [SPAM?] Re: pkg/30474: tkirc/tkirc2 user problems
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 20:39:08 -0700

 On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 10:32:15PM -0700, David Chmelik wrote:
 > It was  a long error message, but tkirc2>outfile wrote nothing.
 > A solution for tkirc2 on 1-person systems is set (if X allows) it
 > to run as a user (maybe chown /root for home), otherwise root might
 > show in irc.  Tell me if error message info would still help or if
 > the situation description is enough.
 1) Your mail showed up as an HTML attachment, so I am including the
 message in my response.  If you can, please send mail as text instead
 of HTML.
 2) Did you try "tkirc2 >outfile 2>&1" ???  If that helps then please
 send the resulting error message file.
 3) Is the error message in an X dialogue?  If that is the case then
 XFree86 includes a tool for taking snapshots of windows, and I would be
 happy to walk you through that.
 The bottom line is that without an error message, I don't have much to
 go on.  The tkirc2 program is working perfectly for me.
 From your message, It sounds suspiciously like you are trying to run
 tkirc as root instead of as a user.  Is that the case?  If you are
 unsure, type "id" instead of "tkirc2" and send the output.
 Thank you!