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Re: ifconfig: command not found

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: ifconfig: command not found
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:16:57 +0200
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Jeffrey Walton, le sam. 25 juil. 2020 10:09:24 -0400, a ecrit:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 9:45 AM Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Samuel Thibault, le sam. 25 juil. 2020 15:40:28 +0200, a ecrit:
> > > Also, distributions often have their own way of doing various things, so
> > > better follow their own documentation, for instance
> > > https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
> > > for Debian GNU/Hurd.
> >
> > Meaning: the information about ifconfig is there for Debian GNU/Hurd
> > systems.
> That page is absolute bullshit.

Calling names is not welcome.

> Who the hell names ifcofig something else (except Debian HURD).
> Would the genius who made that decision like to step forward and claim
> their Darwin award?

*Nobody* did.

I won't spend the time telling you the story behind it, since you don't
even seem to possibly consider that it is not actually a decision, but a
pending TODO.

> Stop wasting user's time and your time. I think HURD's standard ISO
> should include https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install, and
> create a soft link from inetutils-ifconfig to ifconfig.

Stop wasting maintainers' time by calling them names, and actually help
with what you'd like to see done.

Did you read the README file that was *next* to the ISO image? Which ISO
image did you actually download? Don't expect maintainers to magically
fix issues by just handwaving about them.


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