talk - Chat with another user

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name talk
Package version 0.17
Package release 15build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 50 B
Download size 18.70 KB
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Talk is a visual communication program which copies lines from your terminal
to that of another user.
In order to talk locally, you will need to install the talkd package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
talk_0.17-15build1_amd64.deb 0.17 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
talk - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libncurses5 >= 6
libtinfo5 >= 6


Name Value
netstd -


Type URL
Binary Package talk_0.17-15build1_i386.deb
Source Package netkit-ntalk

Install Howto

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




2016-02-06 - Matthias Klose <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-15build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2012-06-14 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-15) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: add ${misc:Depends} to binary packages entries
* Add debian/source/format
* debian/rules: Add build-arch/build-indep 
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no change.
* debian/copyrigh: Include the license instead of referencing
* Add dummy debian/watch
* post/pre*. Use 'set -e' instead of '-e' in the shebang.
* Add hardening flags
* debian/rules: make use of dh_installlogcheck. (Closes: #545025)
* debian/control: add xinetd as an alternative to openbsd-inetd
(Closes: #618811)
2009-07-21 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend only on openbsd-inetd since inetutils-inetd does not
support '' notation, and 'tty' group is required.
(Closes: #532749)
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.2, no change.
* Made the package lintian clean again.
* Moved to debhelper compat 5.
2007-08-08 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-13) unstable; urgency=low
* Ignore missing ../MCONFIG in clean target. (Closes: #436715)
2007-08-07 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated Build-Dep on libwrap-dev to libwrap0-dev. (Closes: #436312)
* Bumped Standards-Version to, no change.
* Patched talk/ctl_transact.c to stop using SO_BSDCOMPAT
(Closes: #355601)
* Fixed postinst printf with echo. Thanks Matej Vela for the patch.
(Closes: #359045)
* Added logcheck file. Thanks Alexander Gerasiov. (Closes: #301935)
* Moved to debhelper compatability 4. Created debian/compat.
* Added depends on inet-superserver, since maintainer scripts use
2005-03-12 - Alberto Gonzalez Iniesta <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-11) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* debian/control. Removed full stops from packages descriptions 
to shut lintian up.
* debian/control. Changed 'talk' package description from 
'Talk to' to 'Chat with' to shut lintian up.
2005-02-16 - Robert Millan <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Beautify error message when attempting to run talkd from command-line.
- talkd/talkd.c
(Closes: #275478)
* Use "which" instead of "command -v" in talkd scripts. (Closes: #293051)
- debian/talkd.prerm
- debian/talkd.postrm
* Fix possible DOS vulnerability in talkd, with patch from security team.
- talkd/talkd.c:  Don't accept connections on priviledged ports.
2004-05-19 - Robert Millan <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-9) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. (Closes: #249707)
- control (Maintainer): Set myself.
2003-09-29 - Herbert Xu <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed update-alternatives check in postinst (closes: #210863).
2003-02-09 - Herbert Xu <>
netkit-ntalk (0.17-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Reinstate alarm handler after calling wrappers in talkd (closes: #175185).

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