[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 10:19:57 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 02.08.2011 15:38, schrieb Dave Reisner:
>> 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.
> All this seems like complete overkill. Why don't we just make people
> install inetutils?
> There are more tools from net-tools with no good replacement, like netstat.

I guess we could add inetutils to base, and remove whatever binaries
it provides from net-tools. Do we know that this would not lead to any



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