[kbd] kbd and vlock -n functionality

Manuel Moraga mmoraga at kth.se
Thu Jan 31 00:51:11 MSK 2013

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Alexey Gladkov <gladkov.alexey at gmail.com>wrote:

> 30.01.2013 13:54, Manuel Moraga wrote:
> > I'm using arch linux, but that shouldn't matter.
> It matters actually.
> > I'm using the
> > vlock-2.2.3-1 package. the one you have found is very old. It seems the
> old
> > vlock website is down, but you can find the git repo here:
> > http://repo.or.cz/w/vlock.git. It seems the fedora project used the
> legacy
> > vlock. This is not the case for other ditributions such as arch linus,
> > gentoo and ubuntu which all use the newer vlock2. For example here is a
> > manpage for vlock from ubuntu which has the -n option:
> > http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/hardy/man1/vlock.1.html
> In different distributions there are different versions of vlock. This
> happened because for long time vlock project was abandoned. ALTLinux
> and Fedora had same version of vlock. Some time ago, i merged
> altlinux's version. Later i merged patches from Fedora. This version
> is not a replacement for vlock-2... at least for now.
> Archlinux maintainer was wrong if he replaced vlock-2 by kbd-vlock.
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Ok, so you have just merged the old vlock? Then maybe this should be made a
bit more clear, and yes person that packaged kbd for arch linux was wrong.
Thanks for the reply!
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