./chat/bitlbee, IRC to other chat networks gateway

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 3.5.1nb2, Package name: bitlbee-3.5.1nb2, Maintainer: tonio

bitlbee is an IRC gateway to other chat networks. It provides an IRC server
where users connect to and have access to all their contacts in ICQ, MSN,
Jabber or even IRC itself. Protocols are implemented using Gaim's code.
Multiple users are supported too, where each one has its own set of accounts
and contacts.

Required to run:
[security/gnutls] [security/libgcrypt] [devel/glib2]

Required to build:
[textproc/py-expat] [textproc/xmlto] [www/w3m] [pkgtools/cwrappers] [lang/python37]

Package options: inet6

Master sites:

SHA1: de0767facdb7729253ae4d6ef6e3637ebd54939a
RMD160: f7c3c6154d3c28cb1e48ccb5f86dbb9141795cea
Filesize: 664.405 KB

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   2019-04-25 09:33:32 by Maya Rashish | Files touched by this commit (620)
Log message:
PKGREVISION bump for anything using python without a PYPKGPREFIX.

This is a semi-manual PKGREVISION bump.
   2018-05-23 20:55:13 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
bitlbee: Delete (duplicate) OWN_DIRS for ${VARBASE}/run/bitlbee (NFCI)

${VARBASE}/run/bitlbee is already handled via OWN_DIRS_PERMS so the OWN_DIRS is
not strictly needed.

Pointed out by pkgtasks (and _USE_NEW_PKGINSTALL=yes).
   2018-05-23 20:44:53 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
bitlbee: Always create the ${pidfile} directory and improve rc.d script

- At least on NetBSD every files on /var/run are removed at every
  boot by mountcritlocal rc.d script. Add a bitlbee_precmd() function
  to always check that a directory for the ${pidfile} exists and
  create it if needed.
- Check if /etc/rc.subr exists before source-ing it.
- Introduce BITLBEE_USER and BITLBEE_GROUP variables and reuse them to avoid
  hardcoding `bitlbee' and `nobody' (NFCI)

Discussed with and suggestions from <tonio>, thanks!
   2018-05-18 19:54:06 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
bitlbee: Adjust permissions of ${VARBASE}/run/bitlbee

Similarly to ${STATEDIR}, ${VARBASE}/run/bitlbee should be owned by

This fixes the case when bitlbee is started in daemon mode (via
rc.d/bitlbee) as `bitlbee' User. Now `service bitlbee start|stop'
works properly (previously the pidfile wasn't created in that case).

Approved by <tonio>, thanks!
   2018-04-18 00:29:53 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (286)
Log message:
Add p11-kit to gnutls/bl3.mk and bump dependencies.
   2017-08-01 16:59:08 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (211)
Log message:
Follow some http -> https redirects.
   2017-05-14 13:39:32 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update chat/bitlbee to 3.5.1

Patch provided by Frédéric Fauberteau via PR pkg/52215.

Version 3.5.1:

- purple:
  * Fix crash on file transfer requests from unknown contacts. This was the
    result of an incomplete fix in the previous release and may result in
    remote DoS. Read the full security advisory at:
- After some investigation we decided to reclassify a crash fix from the
  previous release as a security issue. Read the full security advisory at:
- Included help.txt in the release tarball, which was missing in the previous
  release and resulted in adding python as a build dependency. The release
  tarball of 3.5.1 does not require python.

Finished 30 Jan 2017

Version 3.5:

- ui:
  * "chat list": shows a list of existing server-side chatrooms. With some
    protocols, this is often the only way to add new channels.
    See 'help chat list' for details. (jgeboski)
  * "plugins": lists the installed plugins and their versions (jgeboski)
  * Add 'nick_lowercase' and 'nick_underscores' settings.
  * "handle_unknown" can be set per-account, not just globally

- jabber:
  * Add "always_use_nicks" channel setting, for non-anonymous MUCs \ 
(trac #415)
    See 'help set always_use_nicks' for possible side effects.
  * Properly handle rejected file transfers
  * Don't send parts in a chat if someone is still connected from other devices
  * hipchat: support personal oauth tokens (manually generated ones)

- twitter:
  * Hide muted tweets / no-retweets, add mute/unmute commands (Flexo)
  * Show full version of extended tweets (with slightly more than 140 chars)

- purple:
  * Support setting chat room topics (EionRobb)
  * Support for extra groupchat settings. Shows an error if any required
    ones are missing. Look for purple_ prefixed settings in "chan #... set"
  * SIPE: persistent chats can be joined now, thanks to the "chat \ 
list" command
    and the above ("purple_uri" channel setting)
  * Fix a file transfer crash bug (Mainly affected telegram)
  * Honor protocol flag to not require a password (used in hangouts, telegram)
  * Set the contacts' nicks to the %full_name for a few whitelisted protocols
    (hangouts, funyahoo, icq, line)
  * LINE: added a hack to save its auth token, to avoid re-auth every time
  * Show self-messages in groupchat backlogs (before join)

- yahoo:
  * Removed because they killed their old protocol on a two month notice.
    Use EionRobb's funyahoo purple plugin, or better yet, don't use yahoo.

- Stuff for enterprise deployments (all done by Sevas)
  * Locked down accounts, useful when pregenerating user config files. An
    account that is marked with the locked="true" attribute can't be \ 
    and its username/password can't be changed.
  * Locked down settings. Same as above, but for individual account settings.
  * AllowAccountAdd setting in bitlbee.conf, to disable adding new accounts.
  * PAM and LDAP authentication backends (not compiled by default)

- For packagers:
  * Enabled debug symbols in non-debug builds, disabled stripping by default.
    This is closer to the default behavior of autotools, and --debug=1 is mostly
    to set the DEBUG macro and disable optimization.

- For plugin devs:
  * Plugins should now include an "init_plugin_info" function which \ 
will be used
    for ABI version checking in the future. It's optional for now, but will be
    enforced later. See the commit log of d28fe1c for details. (jgeboski)

Finished 8 Jan 2017

Version 3.4.2:
- irc:
  * Self-messages (messages sent by yourself from other IM clients), given
    support by the IM protocols and your IRC client. See this for details:
  * IRCv3.1 support and part of 3.2: cap-3.2, sasl-3.2, multi-prefix,
    away-notify, extended-join, userhost-in-names
  * Send numeric errors when failing to join a channel, to not confuse clients
  * Channel autojoins should be more reliable now.
- jabber:
  * Carbons (XEP-0280), for self-message support. It's not widely supported
    by most public XMPP servers (easier if you host your own), but this will
    probably change in the next few years. Thanks kormat for the original patch.
  * Fix typing notifications between two bitlbee users or with gtalk users
  * Remove facebook XMPP code, point people at bitlbee-facebook.
  * Show groupchat kick/ban/leave reasons
  * SASL ANONYMOUS (XEP-0175), for "guest" logins, see "help set \ 
  * Hipchat: 'chat add hipchat "channel name"' now tries to guess the JID
- purple:
  * Fix problems remembering SSL certificates as trusted
  * Fix /join #channel, which joined a differently named channel
  * Fix crash when doing "chat with" with skypeweb
  * Fix html entities appearing in some protocols
  * Fix setting away states in jabber, which failed silently
  * Implement notify_message UI op, to be able to show some error messages.
- skype:
  * Show all messages as groupchats since we can't tell which ones are private.
  * This plugin is mostly-deprecated and mostly-broken but it's still useful
    for p2p-based groupchats, which aren't delivered over newer protocols.
    Everyone else should use the skypeweb purple plugin or msn instead.
- msn:
  * Minor tweaks. Faster login, better error reporting, fixed add/remove.
    Still MSNP21. Disregard that "Next release!" in the previous release.
- otr:
  * Don't use NOTICE for user messages (revmischa)
  * Fix crashes when using the jabber xmlconsole
  * A few minor fixes: color multiline messages, filter incoming color codes.
- Packaging:
  * Show ./configure args in bitlbee -V, config.h and Makefile.settings
  * Allow setting the plugin dir in bitlbee.conf, for NixOS (anderspapitto)
  * Improved cross compiler support (gamaral)
- Other important bugfixes:
  * Fix potential crashes when leaving temporary channels
  * Fix all sorts of crashing bugs when cancelling in-progress connections.

Finished 19 Mar 2016
   2016-09-19 15:04:29 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (147)
Log message:
Recursive PKGREVISION bump for gnutls shlib major bump.