[lfs-dev] Patches for iana-etc-2.30

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 08:48:36 PST 2014

Michael Uleysky wrote:
> 2014-01-31 Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>:
>> Michael Uleysky wrote:
>>> Hi all.
>>> I suggest two patches for the iana-etc, which solves the problem of
>>> data updates from the IANA site.
>> What problem is that?
> iana-etc includes some scripts for downloading recent version of protocols
> and services from IANA site.

Interesting.  That is embedded in some gawk scripts, but don't install 
those.  I've never noticed them before.  That said, have you tested the 
scripts?  I tried to follow them manually and I can't find the pages 
that are specified, either old or in the patch.  Note that we do not 
install the gawk scripts at all.

> These scripts are unusable now because IANA
> changes addresses and formats of its data. It is not a problem if you happy
> with 5-years old data. Really, there is only one interesting change in new
> IANA data - port numbers for dccp and sctp protocols in services file.

Wouldn't it just be easier to do a sed to the affected files when 
needed?  We do that for rpcbind now:

sed -i 's/^sunrpc/rpcbind/' /etc/services

   -- Bruce

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