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Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [bug-inetutils] NFS server for GNU inetutils
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2003 02:38:40 +0200
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On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 08:46:34PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:13:50AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > 
> > I had put it on my list of 'not possible to make portable', but I had
> > done it without actually thinking about it.  Logically, that mechanism
> > is very kernel specific.
> > 
> > That said, I don't mind have a detailed sysdeps tree so that the mount
> > frontend was able to be made consistant across platforms.  I'm just not
> > willing to put any work into it. =)
> haha, i guess you need more minions ;)
> ok, you got me this time; ifconfig and mount are on my TODO for GNU/FreeBSD
> btw, i'm still waiting for the new debian packages ;)

The way I solved it in ifconfig is that I have several layers:

A GNU command line syntax with proper GNU options.  As most ancient tools
like mount and ifconfig have weird command line syntax, adding a GNU syntax
does usually not conflict.

A system specific command line syntax that matches the system the program is
compiled for (part of the sysdeps area).  That one is fixed.

For the output, I made it customizable and picked an output format as
default that matches the system the program is compiled for.


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