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

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 09:43:47PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> I could not care less about hurd or kFreeBSD, sorry.

Of course: Debian must be optimized for your case, and your case only.

> But I care a lot about having a working and up to date iputils package
> for my Linux systems, and I do not want Debian to fork it unless there
> is a very good reason. Supporting a toy unreleased OS is not one.

In my experience, and with the latest trends taken by linux kernel
developers, the latest linux version IS a toy unreleased OS.

> If the iputils package is too much Linux-specific maybe the hurd or
> kFreeBSD people should use different implementations for their systems.

So.  Would it be possible to install a 'generic' ping by default, then
to provide 'optimized' pings for whatever kernels, and have the kernel
image packages suggest the optimized versions?



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