[arch-general] Why is there no tftp client in inetutils?

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Thu May 20 14:00:22 EDT 2010

On 05/20/2010 08:57 PM, Karol Babioch wrote:
> Hi,
> as I need a tftp client in order to reflash my WRT54GL I realised that Arch
> Linux hasn't got one in the main repositories. Normally "tftp" is part of
> Inetutils (http://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/). Looking at the PKGBUILD of
> "inetutils" confuses me, as it explicitly disables tftp.
> I know that I can easily rebuild the package, but I'm wondering why it is
> disabled by default? At least you should provide a seperate tftp package, as
> there are certainly people who need a tftp client, for instance me ;).

$ pacman -Ss tftp
extra/tftp-hpa 5.0-3
     Official tftp server

$ pacman -Qo `which tftp`
/usr/bin/tftp is owned by tftp-hpa 5.0-3

so is in the main repository.


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