Re: net-tools future
Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi Luk,
> On Samstag, 21. März 2009, Luk Claes wrote:
>>>> Below a list of packages/maintainers that use ifconfig/route/netstat:
>>> How did you create that list? You seem to be missing a few..
>> By looking at dependency relations with the net-tools package. I guess
>> some packages use net-tools if available and otherwise fallback to
>> something else?
> Sadly I think thats wishful thinking at least in the case of the four packages
> I mentioned.
> munin uses netstat only in the netstat plugin. I've now added a suggests (in
> svn) on the assumption that netstat is a rather common plugin. We dont want
> to suggest asterisk just because there is a plugin to monitor it :)
> debian-edu-config might be covered through one of its depends (but it doesnt
> seem so, not even lsb depends net-tools, so I just added a depends in svn).
> sitesummary misses it, so I fixed it in svn.
> fai uses it in three binary packages: fai-server, fai-client and fai-doc. I'll
> follow up on this on the fai-list.
Note that we want packages to stop using net-tools, so you might want to
fix that as well :-)