On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 05:06:20PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Dave Reisner email@example.com wrote:
I'm resubmitting my work of migrating to iproute2 from net-tools at Tom's request. It's pretty much the same, but with the feedback from Dan, I've added some extremely simple deprecation logic to yell at the user when he or she is still using the net-tools variables.
Thanks! This is very much appreciated!
- yp-tools is currently in extra. we would need to bring this into core in order
to support setting a domainname, and remove the symlinks to hostname from the net-tools package.
Question: What is the use-case of setting the domainname in the absence of yp-tools? Is this common? Would it be acceptable to keep yp-tools in extra? (I wouldn't be opposed moving it to core, I'd just like to understand the reasons).
Maybe you should get in touch wit the net-tools/yp-tools/coreutils maintainers (whoever they are) to get their sign-off's on this?
I don't know of a use case for setting domainname without the need for the other facilities yp-tools provides. If you need a DNS search domain, you can set that in /etc/resolv.conf.
I've CC'd Allan (coreutils) and Gaetan (yp-tools) on this email. I've linked in Patch 0/2  in case they aren't subscribed to the list.