>>>>> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
>>>>> On Aug 08, Arno Töll <email@example.com> wrote:
>> ifconfig and route were around already when everyone insisted on the
>> separation of /bin and /sbin. /bin/ip is slightly newer and
>> supposed to replace ifconfig/route some day entirely.
> Just for the records, iproute entirely replaced ifconfig/route long
Curiously enough, ifconfig(8) shows RX/TX byte counts, and,
somehow, I didn't manage to get a similar output from iproute.
Any pointers? TIA.
> The only reason for keeping around the old programs is compatibility
> with other packages not yet updated and to not scare people who do
> not know better.
> (Does anybody want to try removing net-tools and see what breaks?)
I guess that $ apt-cache rdepends may be a safer check, like:
$ apt-cache rdepends --no-suggests net-tools
However, it made me wonder, why ifupdown Suggests: net-tools?
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