[arch-dev-public] Inetutils cleanup

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Thu Apr 19 04:37:35 EDT 2012

Am 18.04.2012 21:20, schrieb Eric Bélanger:
> Hi,
> 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.

Just because they're insecure doesn't mean we shouldn't provide them.
There are probably enough people that use this, and it is their choice.

> 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.


> /usr/bin/telnet
> /usr/sbin/telnetd
> Any objections, comments?

By the above argument, we should also remove telnetd.

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