Subject: Re: pkg/34718: Patches for aterm
To: None <,,>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/05/2006 13:30:06
The following reply was made to PR pkg/34718; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/34718: Patches for aterm
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 15:25:18 +0200

 On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 02:50:00AM +0000, Christian Biere wrote:
 >  - Support for JPEG/PNG/XPM which is used for --enable-background-image
 >    can be disabled individually.[1]
 I don't think this makes much sense since almost anyone with X11 has
 those three libs installed anyway.
 >  - I added the option "setuid-root" because this is unnecessary on
 >    most modern systems (even BSDs) and potentially dangerous.
 Well, at least on DragonFly and NetBSD before 3.0 it is still needed.
 >  - The option "ptmx" was added to indicate support of Unix98 PTYs
 >    (/dev/ptmx). It would be better to patch the configure script
 >    of course. aterm doesn't detect it but has it hardcoded to
 >    certain systems. Without this aterm doesn't work properly on
 >    NetBSD(-current) at least not with PTYFS because it runs out
 >    ptys after 2-3 terminals.
 This and setuid-root should most likely be an option group. What about
 setgid utmp?
 (and no, I don't want this PR :-))