Subject: Re: pkg/30474: tkirc/tkirc2 user problems
To: None <,,>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/11/2005 03:44:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/30474; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ben Collver <>
Subject: Re: pkg/30474: tkirc/tkirc2 user problems
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 20:45:54 -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!