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Bug 201061 - Review Request: iserverd - Groupware ICQ server clone
Summary: Review Request: iserverd - Groupware ICQ server clone
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-02 15:56 UTC by Andy Shevchenko
Modified: 2008-02-23 01:47 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-23 01:47:44 UTC

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Description Andy Shevchenko 2006-08-02 15:56:23 UTC
Spec URL:
IServerd is a Groupware ICQ server clone.
This program and the author are in no way affiliated with Mirabilis (AOL).
This program is designed as unix Groupware ICQ server since there is no
Groupware ICQ server on a unix box. No reverse engineering or decompilation
of any Mirabilis code took place to make this program.

Comment 1 Andy Shevchenko 2006-08-03 11:42:32 UTC
Updated version here:

* Thu Aug 03 2006 Andy Shevchenko <> 2.4.14-2
- use full URL for sources

Comment 2 Jason Tibbitts 2006-08-13 19:38:18 UTC
I cannot fetch the spec from the above URL.

Comment 3 Andy Shevchenko 2006-08-14 07:42:17 UTC
Sorry, wrong permissons. Now I've fixed their.

Comment 4 Andy Shevchenko 2006-08-31 09:48:56 UTC
TODO: use fedora-usermgmt for user creation.

Comment 5 Andy Shevchenko 2006-10-11 13:02:31 UTC
* Wed Oct 11 2006 Andy Shevchenko <> 2.4.14-3.0
- satisfy rpmlint claim:
  - disable service by default
  - remove init scripts from the configuration directory
- translate to English

Updated version here:

Comment 7 Jason Tibbitts 2007-07-28 15:11:28 UTC
This is terribly old; I don't know why nobody has even commented.

I tried to build, but had no luck.  It looks to me like the code is not 64-bit

database/contacts_db.cpp: In function 'int db_contact_lookup(long unsigned int,
int, long unsigned int**)':
database/contacts_db.cpp:255: error: cast from 'long unsigned int*' to 'unsigned
int' loses precision
database/contacts_db.cpp:255: warning: format '%d' expects type 'int', but
argument 2 has type 'long unsigned int'
make: *** [database/contacts_db.o] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

Comment 8 Andy Shevchenko 2007-07-30 07:17:29 UTC
Please, try the following version:

Comment 9 Jason Tibbitts 2007-08-19 17:26:39 UTC
This still fails to build for me:

config/actions/lex.yy.o: In function `input':
/builddir/build/BUILD/IServerd-2.4.14/lex.yy.c:1739: undefined reference to `yywrap'
config/actions/lex.yy.o: In function `yylex':
/builddir/build/BUILD/IServerd-2.4.14/lex.yy.c:1390: undefined reference to `yywrap'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [bin/iserverd] Error 1

If you don't have a mock setup, you can still make sure your packages build by
doing scratch builds with koji:

koji build --scratch dist-f8 whatever.src.rpm

Comment 11 Jason Tibbitts 2007-09-06 03:21:04 UTC
OK, this does indeed build fine.  rpmlint spews a tonne of messages, but many of
them are non-standard-uid or non-standard-gid errors, which are acceptable in
this case as the daemon runs under a special user.  What remains:

E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/iserv.conf 0600
E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/v7_proto.conf 0600
E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/actions.conf 0600
E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/v3_proto.conf 0600
E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/v5_proto.conf 0600
E: iserverd non-readable /etc/iserverd/aim_proto.conf 0600
  Obviously these are protected against reads for security reasons.

E: iserverd executable-marked-as-config-file /etc/iserverd/
E: iserverd executable-marked-as-config-file /etc/iserverd/db/icquser
E: iserverd executable-marked-as-config-file /etc/iserverd/
  I'm not sure what these are.  Shell scripts can be config files 
  (like /etc/rc.local) so it's possible that this is OK.

E: iserverd non-standard-dir-perm /var/run/iserverd 0770
  This should be OK.

W: iserverd file-not-utf8 /usr/share/doc/iserverd-2.5.5/isdwm-1.4.1.tar.gz
  This is obviously bogus; tarballs don't have encodings.

E: iserverd non-readable /usr/bin/ 0550
E: iserverd non-standard-executable-perm /usr/bin/ 0550
E: iserverd non-standard-executable-perm /usr/bin/ 0550
  I'm not sure about these; what's are they used for?  Should they be in
  /usr/libexec instead?

W: iserverd service-default-enabled /etc/rc.d/init.d/iserverd
  This shouldn't be enabled by default, but I note that you chkconfig it off in 
  %post.  I don't think you want to do that as then updates will disable the 
  server.  Better to patch the initscript if necessary.

E: iserverd-debuginfo empty-debuginfo-package
  This is bad, and frankly I don't see what's causing it.  It looks like 
  everything's being compiled with the proper compiler flags; unfortunately I 
  simply don't know enough about find-debuginfo to comprehend why it doesn't 
  find anything.

The %preun and %postun scripts are weird.    You should add the proper
dependencies on /sbin/service so you can assume it exists, and there shouldn't
be any reason not to unconditionally stop the daemon.  I'm not really sure if it
matters but you might want to stop it before calling chkconfig --del.

Comment 12 Jason Tibbitts 2008-01-20 01:20:32 UTC
Any progress?  It doesn't seem that there's all that much remaining to be fixed,
although of course I have not done a full review.

Comment 13 Jason Tibbitts 2008-02-23 01:47:44 UTC
It's been another month; closing this out.

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