Telnet Server installation failed

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Feb 11 20:34:59 UTC 2008

Felipe Figueiredo wrote:

> On Mon 11 Feb 2008 16:29:44 Derek Broughton wrote:
>> 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.
> Agreed. Maybe a debconf message could appear in an apropriate moment.
> Would you please post a bug report asking for this?

The problem is what's an appropriate moment.  If I simply try to run

$ telnetd
The program 'telnetd' can be found in the following packages:
 * inetutils-telnetd
 * krb5-telnetd
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
bash: telnetd: command not found

Does anybody know if it would mention, there, if the appropriate repository
was not enabled?  While that might not be the appropriate place for a
message for a daemon, it would suffice for many apps.


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