[arch-projects] hostname regression

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jun 9 16:15:47 EDT 2011

Hi Eric,

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, inetutils also could provide a hostname and even an ifconfig
> binary. They are currently not included in the package as they are (or
> were) provided by other packages.  See the list of utilities that we
> could add in inetutils:
>    --disable-tftp --disable-tftpd \
>    --disable-ping --disable-ping6 \
>    --disable-logger --disable-syslogd \
>    --disable-inetd --disable-whois \
>    --disable-uucpd --disable-hostname \
>    --disable-ifconfig --disable-traceroute
> I don't know how they compare to the other versions of these tools
> provided by net-tools, coreutils, etc.  But they might be a good
> alternative.

That's probably a very good idea. We'd just have to check the
functionality versus net-tools.

The question remains: what to do with initscripts. It just needs to
set the hostname, seems silly to pull in net-tools or inetutils just
for this...

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