[arch-general] traceroute package

Guillaume ALAUX guillaume at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 3 16:09:21 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 1:37 PM,  <schaeferpp at lekkerleben.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We've found a inconsistency with the traceroute installation and it's manpage.
>> The manpage says 'traceroute6 is an equivalent to traceroute -6', but in arch linux this does not work.
>> It this by design?
>> Thank you.
>> Paul Schaefer
> Upstream doesn't ship a symlink. The scripts used to set up packages
> are pretty ugly, so I guess it's by design.
> You might create your own symlink, if you think of removing it once it
> ships and the installation aborts with "traceroute6 exists in
> filesystem".
> cheers!
> mar77i

Link from traceroute6 is made by upstream in the Debian `specs` file.
IMHO it should rather be made in the makefile. I would add it in the
PKGBUILD and open a bug to upstream in the meantime but it is up to
the packager's decision.

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