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Re: proposal : remove hostname from coreutils

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: proposal : remove hostname from coreutils
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 07:25:27 -0400
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On Monday 23 July 2007, Gabriel Barazer wrote:
> The "hostname" utility in coreutils-6.9 is still a very old version, and
> the "hostname" from net-tools 1.60 (released ~2001) is a better featured
> utility. Since net-tools doesn't seem to be maintained anymore, what
> about updating the "hostname" sources from coreutils, or simply remove
> it ? It would avoid duplicate tools, since we can't even disable its
> compilation at configure time.

i dont think everything was covered properly in this thread ... yes, people 
can disable hostname nicely now via configure options, but if the version 
coreutils ships is old/ugly/sucky/whatever and no plans for updating, then is 
there a point in including it anymore ?

if there are plans for updating it, then i'd propose we also consider merging 
the other *name utils: domainname, ypdomainname, nisdomainname

or perhaps these could all be punted to the "miscutils" package ?

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