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

On 23-Oct-05, 09:42 (CDT), Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote: 
> On Oct 23, Stephen Frost <sfrost@snowman.net> wrote:
> > * Marco d'Itri (md@Linux.IT) wrote:
> > > On Oct 23, Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Making one of the portable versions the default ping for Debian seems like the 
> > > > right thing to do.
> > > Please explain why.
> > Consistancy.
> Losing important features to be consistent with unreleased toys does not
> looks like a good trade off.

How are you 'losing' those important features? If you want them, install 
iputils-*. Mr. Nerode didn't suggest removing the package.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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