[arch-projects] [PATCH 0/2] iproute2 migration

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun May 22 11:43:46 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 05:06:20PM +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> > I'm resubmitting my work of migrating to iproute2 from net-tools at Tom's
> > request. It's pretty much the same, but with the feedback from Dan, I've added
> > some extremely simple deprecation logic to yell at the user when he or she is
> > still using the net-tools variables.
> Thanks! This is very much appreciated!
> > - yp-tools is currently in extra. we would need to bring this into core in order
> >  to support setting a domainname, and remove the symlinks to hostname from the
> >  net-tools package.
> Question: What is the use-case of setting the domainname in the
> absence of yp-tools? Is this common? Would it be acceptable to keep
> yp-tools in extra? (I wouldn't be opposed moving it to core, I'd just
> like to understand the reasons).
> Maybe you should get in touch wit the net-tools/yp-tools/coreutils
> maintainers (whoever they are) to get their sign-off's on this?
> Cheers,
> Tom

I don't know of a use case for setting domainname without the need for
the other facilities yp-tools provides. If you need a DNS search domain,
you can set that in /etc/resolv.conf.

I've CC'd Allan (coreutils) and Gaetan (yp-tools) on this email. I've
linked in Patch 0/2 [1] in case they aren't subscribed to the list.


[1] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-projects/2011-May/000863.html

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