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

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 09:10:27 EDT 2011

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> 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
>  http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd/ticket/226
> - remove the explicit ifconfig dep
>  http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd/ticket/227
> 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
> dhclient.
> dave

I'm not sure. Roy (upstream dev) always seemed very active, but since
last release back in April there has been no activity (apart from a
single e-mail on their mailing list shortly after that relase).

I don't know why the sudden inactivity by upstream but as the patches
have been sent upstream months ago, I'm all for applying them. Not
sure if I have time today, otherwise I'll push the package with those
patches applied tomorrow and remove the one which is in my staging dir


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