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Re: bug in hostname

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: bug in hostname
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 15:52:18 +0100 (MET)

   Do any of you know if there is a `hostname' program that is
   featureful and portable enough that we could simply remove hostname
   from coreutils -- or at least stop installing it?

I would strongly object to the removal of `hostname' in coreutils.  On
GNU/Hurd it would essentially result in not having `hostname'.

Debian GNU/Hurd uses net-tools I belive, but this conflicts with
inetutils.  Maybe a solution would be to move hostname into inetutils,
where it really belongs.  What do you think?  I'll happily do the


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