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Re: bug in hostname
Alfred M. Szmidt
Re: bug in hostname
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 13:09:52 +0100 (MET)
I just had a look into
http://www.tazenda.demon.co.uk/phil/net-tools/ and they are GNU
version 2 licensed.
You mean "GNU General Public License version 2", and what the license
is, is irrelevant to the discussion.
> 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 move.
My Gentoo box uses hostname/ifconfig from net-tools. What do you
That you cannot install both packages because both provide the same
tools (if not all, then some of the tools).
I don't understand why should hostname move into inetutils.
Because it is a "internet" tool.
I don't know much about Hurd, but couldnt Hurd use hostaname from
Yes, but then you can't use inetutils.
I thought we just don't want to build coreutils's hostname on boxes
where /usr/bin/hostname exists already or when the version from
net-tools is know to perform better.
Recall that coreutils doesn't only run on GNU-variants, it runs on a
wide selection of operating systems. It would be quite possible that
these systems would end up not having hostname. And net-tools (from
the little I know about it) only supports GNU-variant systems like
GNU/Linux and GNU/Hurd.
It seems that the maintainer of net-tools is a GNU hacker, maybe it
would be possible to merge net-tools with inetutils....
Personally, if configure in coreutils would include a code to disable
hostname based on certain criteria, I would be happy with that too.
That is ugly, and it is impossible to figure out what this criteria
- Re: bug in hostname, Martin MOKREJŠ, 2004/01/10
- Re: bug in hostname, Jim Meyering, 2004/01/10
- Re: bug in hostname, Alfred M. Szmidt, 2004/01/10
- Re: bug in hostname, Martin MOKREJŠ, 2004/01/21
- Re: bug in hostname,
Alfred M. Szmidt <=
- Re: bug in hostname, Paul Jarc, 2004/01/21
- Re: bug in hostname, Alfred M. Szmidt, 2004/01/22
- Re: bug in hostname, Martin MOKREJŠ, 2004/01/29
- Re: bug in hostname, Paul Jarc, 2004/01/29