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

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 10:54:58PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > So yes, in some sense, a portable ping may be out of date.  This is
> > exactly why the upstream author didn't accept my patches to remove the
> > dependency on kernel headers.  He cares more about the package being up
> > to date.  Our requirements may be slightly different, though.
> Please let me know if you plan to remove features from iputils, so
> I will start maintaining a new, fully working package.

It's worth noting that at this point I believe "portable" and
"up-to-date" are not mutually exclusive.  They may be in the future.
That makes it somewhat hard to justify maintaining a separate package,
IMO.  But that's just me.


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