Bug#406114: Processed: reopening 406114
On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 11:03:56PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> # Op 09-01-2007 om 19:09 schreef Frans Pop:
> # > close 406114
> # > thanks
> # >
> # > > Bug#406114: Installer netinst needs ping and better ifconfig
> # > > Bug reopened, originator not changed.
> # >
> # > There is absolutely no reason why this BR should remain open! As I said,
> # > it's a duplicate and has absolutely no value by itself.
> # Value in this bugreport is how to use wget as ping replacement
> # also is explained why ping is not in d-i
Interestingly enough Ubuntu does ship a tiny ping in d-i which can tell you if
$IP is alive or not. It would be very helpful to have. I cannot use wget to
test if my gateway is reachable or not. And quite often (especially as d-i
cannot cope sanely with /32 netmasks) I do need to ensure exactly that for the
installer environment. A live CD wouldn't help.