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Re: proposal : remove hostname from coreutils

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: proposal : remove hostname from coreutils
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 12:52:28 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20061116)

Mike Frysinger wrote:
> 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 ?

After a bit of discussion with Karl Zak,
rather than have a separate miscutils packages,
updating the miscutils directory of the util-linux package
is better for the moment.


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