[arch-dev-public] Fwd: [signoff] dhcpcd 5.2.12-2

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Fri Nov 4 08:13:55 EDT 2011

On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 10:46:51AM +0000, Ronald van Haren wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:44 AM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > [2011-11-04 07:58:23 +0100] Ronald van Haren:
> >> Are there other people want to switch the dependency to iproute2
> >> instead by slightly changing the script?
> >
> > I thought most of us agreed on that, as initscripts switched from
> > net-tools to iproute2 back in June:
> >
> >        http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2011-June/020534.html
> >
> > --
> > Gaetan
> >
> I think that there is a difference between in-house developed
> applications and others (patching upstream to use a tool you like more
> is different than changing the code if you are yourself upstream). IMO
> if you want to get rid of net-tools we should start pushing a bit
> harder and patch the other applications that depend on it as well.
> If you don't trust it because it is old, you should not trust it with
> packages in extra either (although all debian patches have been
> applied in the cvs version we use so it still is in some sort of
> maintenance mode). I just miss a clear policy here. Sure it has come
> up before but there has never been a real push in removing it
> completely (which may or may not be as easy as it sounds).
> But as I said, I don't have a strong opinion about using either
> ifconfig or ip in the script.
> I'll move the package from my staging dir by the end of the afternoon
> (now + 5 hours) if nobody speaks up against it.
> Ronald

For what its worth, Dan and I tried to get patchwork merged upstream to

- remove the explicit hostname dep

- remove the explicit ifconfig dep

5 months later, they've not even been acknowledged (nor has anything
else). With dhcpcd not even supporting ipv6, I sort of wonder if we
should be just applying these patches outself and/or revisiting

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