This FAQ tries to answer frequently asked questions about PFinger and to give some tips and tricks. If you think an item should be added, contact us.
What is the latest release
The latest release is PFinger version 0.7.2. It is available from the download page
Which platforms are supported
Currently supported platforms are: Linux, Solaris and NetBSD. But in principle it should work on every platform.
I only want the client / the server
You can give configure the option --without-client if you only want to build the server or --without-server if you only want to build the client.
My home directory is not world readable
The simple solution is to make your home directory world readable, by using the command chmod o+xr ~.
If you don't want to do this put your files (like .fingerconf, .pgpkey, etc.) in the directory /usr/share/finger/<username>/, where ``<username>'' is your login name and remove the leading dot in the filename. For example: /home/joe/.fingerconf becomes /usr/share/finger/joe/fingerconf.