Experiencing lots of build problems

brown wrap gramos at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 26 14:53:02 PST 2010

>  Doesn't surprise me, because an earlier thread this month
> identified that net-tools lacks maintenance.  Read it
> in the
> archives for alternative suggestions, or look through all
> the
> fedora patches to find which are appropriate, either where
> Bruce put them
> ftp://anduin.linuxfromscratch.org/other/net-tools/
> or at fedora
> http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc/rpms/net-tools/F-13/
> (yes, looking through a batch of patches like that is
> hard and tedious, but hardly anyone uses net-tools
> with recent toolchains, so experience here will be
> thin on the ground.
>  You do seem to be starting with "obscure" packages,
> and this has caused you to be near the bleeding edge.
> In general, fedora, debian unstable (you'll need to pull
> off the diff.gz from the local mirror, then find the
> patches
> (which create new files to be applied in their build -
> strip off the new-file headers and the initial character
> to leave a patch you can apply directly - educational!),
> and (sometimes) gentoo ebuilds will point you to fixes.
> ĸen

OK, thanks again. I thought maybe I had clobbered something. I was actually trying to run the tests on BIND, which uses ifconfig:

bin/tests/system/ifconfig.sh: line 80: ifconfig: command not found


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