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Re: what to do with iputils (ping, etc)

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 08:51:43PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > and build process is a mess.  The upstream developer is one of the
> > kernel network stack maintainers, and he wants the iputils package to
> > always work with the latest and greatest kernel functionality.  As a
> > result, he includes lots of kernel headers in his programs rather than
> > using standard headers from /usr/include.
> So what? There is nothing wrong with this.

Tell that to the hurd or kFreeBSD people.

> > At one point I fixed the tracepath code so it would build using standard
> > headers.
> I'd say you *broke* the code.

By making it no longer Linux specific?  By making it use POSIX
datatypes?  How does that follow?  (Actually, I think the tracepath
packages may in fact be Linux-specific; ping and traceroute6 certainly
shouldn't be.)

> > second opinion...
> It's not obvious which problem you are trying to solve.

Bugs like 163254 and 285420.


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