Matthew Burgess matthew at
Fri Jul 17 04:35:06 PDT 2009

On Fri, 17 Jul 2009 06:35:00 -0500, Randy McMurchy <randy at> wrote:
> Matthew Burgess wrote these words on 07/17/09 06:24 CST:
>> BDB was added ages ago when we moved to iproute2, whose arpd
> implementation links
>> against BDB.  Personally, I never use arpd, but I guess it's useful for
> some
>> network-admin types.  We could drop BDB and therefore lose arpd
> (potentially
>> pointing folks at BLFS for BDB instructions), but I really don't care
> either way to
>> be honest.
> No, BDB was added when we moved to man-db. Before that, we didn't build
> the arpd program, which is what I suggest we do now.

Ah, yes, that sounds familiar now (maybe I should've trawled the archives rather
than try to rely on my memory!).

I'd agree that your proposal is the right thing to do.  Bruce, do you mind if we
squeeze this in for 6.5?



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