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Can we kill net-tools, please?

ifconfig, route, etc...

Recently the net-tools maintainer has forked the abandoned net-tools 
code base and started developing it again, after 15 years of stasis.

As a design choice he has changed the output of most commands, hence 
breaking many scripts parsing their output.

With this post I want to encourage fellow maintainers to stop depending 
on net-tools, which is obsolete software and has been replaced long ago 
by iproute.
Can we stop shipping two network configuration CLI tools in the default 
net-tools has long been deprecated and should not have important 
priority, for a start.


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