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Re: bug in hostname

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: bug in hostname
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 15:46:29 +0100 (MET)

   >    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 is.

   There is precedent for a ./configure option like
   --disable-hostname; I think that's the sort of thing Martin was
   talking about.

I understood it as having configure do some magic and see what the
user wanted, if what you say is what Martin ment, then I see no
problem with that.

   But the best proposal I've heard so far is to merge the version
   from gettext into coreutils.  That version supports all the options
   people have asked for, and its copyright is already assigned to the

Note that I'm not against this, I'm just against removing hostname
from coreutils and not moving it into inetutils; or something similar.


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