[arch-dev-public] Inetutils cleanup

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Apr 18 16:30:13 EDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:20 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently, the inetutils packages provide the old unsecure r* family
> of tools. There is currently a bug report [1] asking for the removal
> of rexec as it it particularly unsecure. As these things are old and I
> suppose everyone has moved to more secure apps like ssh/sftp, I'm
> thinking about removing all these r* tools.
> Also, there is another bug report [2] about removing /bin/domainname.
> This wrapper script is currently broken and users using NIS probably
> already have yp-tools installed, which provides its own
> /usr/bin/domainname.  This will also fix a future conflict whenever
> we'll get rid of /bin.

Both points sound good to me.


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