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Re: Bug#680676: unblock: busybox/1:1.20.0-5

Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru> (08/07/2012):
> #680342 - http://bugs.debian.org/679377
> xargs applet does not implement basic POSIX-specified features

Question: is it expected it's not available in the initramfs?

Apparently that was the case already for alpha1, and is still the
case now. (I wanted to check whether that -0 thingy was working as

> #406114 - http://bugs.debian.org/406114
> d-i: having a tool like ping
> This is a wishlist bug.  The change merely enables ping applet
> (adding 613 bytes to the executable) for Debian Installer
> environment.  Since network install is very important, and
> since nowadays people often have some obscure environments
> to install (eg, installing over a wireless connection, or
> using a network card which needs a firmware, etc), at least
> some minimal/basic network debugging tool is desirable.  This
> is exactly what this change does.  This bugreport is here since
> Jan-2008, ie, for 4.5 years already.

That's appreciated (and works fine).

> P.S.  This is my first unblock request, so I'm not yet sure how to do
> it all properly.

Looks pretty much OK to me.

> unblock busybox/1:1.20.0-5

Release team: ACK on the d-i side, urgent appreciated while you're at


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