[arch-dev-public] adding a simple hostname binary to base (Was: [signoff] coreutils-8.12-3 initscripts-2011.06.4 net-tools-1.60-18)

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Aug 2 09:51:06 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 03:10:01PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> Split out "coreutils-hostname" from coreutils. This new package should
>> conflicts=(net-tools) and be added to base. Also, net-tools should be
>> rebuilt to add provides=(coreutils-hostname).
> provides should be very general. 'hostname' would be more appropriate.

Good point. In that case, I guess both packages should provide 'hostname'.

> We shouldn't make people install net-tools if the goal all along has
> been to move away from it. My vote is to split off the hostname binary
> from inetutils, which is just as full featured as hostname from
> net-tools.

That's probably even better then. It looks like inetutils is well
maintained in core anyway, so no objections from me.



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