To replace several orphaned netkit packages that were unmaintained
upstream, we just added inetutils-1.6-2 in the [core] repo. This new
package will provide the following network clients/daemons:
It will be replacing the following packages:
On a related note, netkit-tftp will be remove from the repo in favor
of tftp-hpa. The inetutils tools can also profide a tftp
client/server. It's currently not included in the inetutils package but
we could provide them in a separate package if there is sufficient
demand for it. Please update your settings/configs accordingly.
Great, it's much easier to install now.
talkd depends on xinetd, but this isn't listed in the package. talkd (or possibly xinetd?) also uses tcpwrappers, so before talk will work you need to add a "talkd: " line in /etc/hosts.allow. The manpages included for talk and talkd are the BSD ones, but the talk & talkd in this package are the GNU ones: the options are different (use talk --help and talkd --help to find out what they are).
See also wiki page "Talkd and the talk command", which I've just set up to save others having to figure this out