[lfs-dev] inetutils

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Tue Jan 14 13:53:01 PST 2014

On 14.1.2014 22:28, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 14-01-2014 18:14, Armin K. escreveu:
>> On 14.1.2014 22:01, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> We removed inetutils from BLFS some time ago.  I have been looking at
>>> the new inetutils for LFS and note that it installs ifconfig if not
>>> disabled (we do disable it).  The other place for ifconfig is net-tools
>>> and that package seems to be unmaintained (We install CVS_20101030 in BLFS).
>>> We can install ifconfig in LFS in inetutils by adding one line:
>>> #define PATH_PROCNET_DEV "/proc/net/dev" to ifconfig/system/linux.c.
>>> I'm inclined to do this because the output format of ifconfig is useful
>>> and it makes the version of ifconfig the maintained instance.
>>> Thoughts?
>>>      -- Bruce
>> ifconfig is deprecated anyways. I doubt it can be said that it is
>> maintained just because new versions of inetutils are released often
>> than net-tools, especially since inetutils contains more than just ifconfig.
>> net-utils are required for virtuoso in BLFS, but other than that, I see
>> no use for it. ip can already do everything ifconfig does and more.
> I like to use ifconfig. Have to run a manpage to get about the same with
> ip, have done in some situations. Please, do not ask which info, I
> cannot remember, now. Only remember that when I need some specific info
> when installing new systems, I really use it, and am very busy in the
> install to try avoiding using any manpages, particularly the one for ip.
> I guess this is one of the places in my memory where I am irreparably
> deprecated myself. :-)

I didn't ask about removing it. net-tools version still works for you, 
right? netstat is other of the utils from net-tools I find handy and 
can't find a replacement for. If anyone else knows of a tool that works 
similar, please speak!

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