ytalk - enhanced talk program

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name ytalk
Package version 3.3.0
Package release 5
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 108 B
Download size 49.21 KB
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Ytalk is a multi-user chat program. It works exactly like the UNIX talk
program and even communicates with the same talk daemons. The primary
advantage of ytalk is its ability to maintain multiple connections.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ytalk_3.3.0-5_i386.deb 3.3.0 i386 Debian Main
ytalk - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7-1
libncurses5 >= 5.6+20071006-3
talkd -


Type URL
Binary Package ytalk_3.3.0-5_amd64.deb
Source Package ytalk

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ytalk deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ytalk




2007-12-09 - Matthew Johnson <>
ytalk (3.3.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Patches from Marc Glisse <>
- Honour SHELL and USER env vars (Closes: #455252)
- Fix logging of your own conversation (Closes: #455254)
2007-12-05 - Matthew Johnson <>
ytalk (3.3.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopt package (Closes: #418367).
* Use dpatch for patches outside debian/.
* Bumped standards version and compat version.
2007-04-22 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.3.0-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaned the package, maintainer field set accordingly.
* Created `debian/compat' instead of using DH_COMPAT in `debian/rules'.
2005-12-21 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.3.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated FSF postal address in ``debian/copyright''
* Removed bashism out of ``debian/prerm''
* Bumped standards version
2005-02-13 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Rewrote ``debian/copyright'' as ytalk is now licensed under the GNU GPL.
2005-01-31 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.2.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed ``X support'' from ytalk's description. (Closes: #292890)
2005-01-17 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Droping X support. It got nearly unusable and this will prepare the
users for the drop of the upstream support. (Closes: #190435)
* Added a fix from upstream to enable connections to users having
usernames longer than 8 characters. (Closes: #113644)
* Removed the dependency on netstd (<= 3.07-3) because it is no longer
* Added a debian/watch file pointing to the upstream homepage.
2004-12-30 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.1.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Security fix:
It turns out it was possible to write 44 bytes of arbitrary data to YTalk
memory when running the auto-invite daemon (off by default), due to a
nasty sprintf() call and a buffer overflow.
I didn't really investigate how much nastiness you might be able to
accomplish with these 44 bytes, but I did confirm that YTalk can be
crashed by anyone who knows the auto-invite daemon's TCP port number.
-- Andreas Kling <>
2004-11-06 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- This release readds the lost "prompt before quit" patch submitted by
Colin Watson. (Closes: #278970)
* Changed debian/copyright as the maintainer changed with 3.1.3.
* Removed debian/conffiles as it gets build automagically.
2004-10-18 - Philipp Kern <>
ytalk (3.1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Adds a re-ring keystroke. (Closes: #38409)

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