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Bug#2069: GNU last doesn't use ut_addr

  Marek Michalkiewicz writes:
  Marek>  Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca:
  Dirk> I have reported this to the upstream maintainer. He promised me new
  Dirk> acct code (last is part of acct) about six months ago, so don't hold
  Dirk> your breath.
  Marek>  How about using last from util-linux?  It has the standard BSD
  Marek> copyright, there are no patent issues that I know of, it knows about
  Marek> ut_addr, and even comes with a man page :-).

The usual answer: if you want something that isn't there, you will have to
package it yourself.

  Marek> Is the GNU last better?  Why?

We went through this before when I split last from the acct package to have a
single last package for the /base/ section. Some people where proposing to
use the BSD one, others recommended to keep the GNU last, and so we did. Take
your pick. The discussion should be in the mailing list list archive.

Dirk Eddelb"uttel                              http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd

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