Telnet Server installation failed

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Feb 11 18:29:44 UTC 2008

Ted Hilts wrote:

> Steve
> You wrote: "
> you need to install telnetd and telnet"
> I did.  Except I could not find telnetd in the Ubuntu distribution so I
> used aptitude to get it from the Debian distribution. I installed Ubuntu
> 7.10 "Gutsy" Desktop from a Ubuntu DVD and could not find telnetd on the
> Ubuntu 7.10 Server CD.


This is not really Ted's problem (except that I'm not sure why people keep
looking for _other_ sources of packages before searching ubuntu) I'm sure
he knows by now that he needs to enable the extra repositories, but why is
it that we have to tell people time after time that they'll need to enable
universe (or multiverse, or backports...).  There really should be a way
for the default package managers to make it _obvious_ to new users that
there are other repositories not enabled by default.

fyi, there's a fine search utility at

and please, please, please, don't install Debian packages just because you
can't find Ubuntu ones.  They're _similar_, not equivalent!

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