[arch-dev-public] Moving from procps to procps-ng?
evangelos at foutrelis.com
Sat Apr 28 13:49:56 EDT 2012
On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 3:58 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
>> On Apr 24, 2012 1:29 AM, "Eric Bélanger" <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The procps project didn't had any new release for a while and the
>>> current package use a dozen of patches to fix miscellenaous things.
>>> I'm thinking about switching to procps-ng. Procps-ng is a fork of
>>> procps by Debian, Fedora and openSUSE. Gentoo is also using procps-ng
>>> (although, like Debian, the package is still named procps).
>>> I also intend to replace the home made sysctl.conf that we currently
>>> provide by the upstream version of that file.
>>> Any comments, objections?
> Objection to the now-shipped /etc/sysctl.conf file, so I'm giving a -1
> signoff here. It moved my existing file to a .pacsave, and the
> defaults are total shit, not to mention the file is a formatting
> nightmare. Some lowlights:
> # see the evil packets in your log files
> # makes you vulnerable or not :-)
> net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts =1
> # This limits PID values to 4 digits, which allows tools like ps
> # to save screen space.
Let's keep the existing default sysctl.conf from procps.
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