[crux-devel] [RFC] use GNU inetutils for core-ports inetd, netkit-ftp, netkit-telnet

Richard Pöttler richard.poettler at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 10:56:06 UTC 2008


On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Juergen Daubert <jue at jue.li> wrote:
> our core-ports inetd, netkit-ftp and netkit-telnet are all
> based on the very old and unmaintained netkit-* programs
> and are heavily patched to get more functionality, like IPv6,
> or even to build with newer compilers.
>
> I'd suggest to use the GNU inetutils i[1] for that purpose
> instead, because they are actively maintained [2] and direct
> replacements.
>
> I think it's easy to decide on this, but I have more problems
> with the package names, because a netkit-ftp build from
> inetutils sounds not very sensible to me.
>
> I think we have some options here:
>
> 1. Keep names as they are
> 2. Keep inetd, rename netkit-ftp to inetutils-ftp and
>   netkit-telnet to inetutils-telnet
> 3. Keep inetd, rename netkit-ftp to ftp and netkit-telnet to
>   telnet
> 4. Rename all to inetutils-{inetd,ftp,telnet}
> 5. Replace inetd, netkit-ftp and netkit-telnet with one port
>   called inetutils
> 6. ?
>
>
> I tend to option 5 because it's the easiest way to maintain,
> the binaries are very slim and we reduce the number of core
> ports. Even options 3 and 4 are looking more consistent to me
> as our current situation.
>
> Opinions?

I would go for option 5, too (fyi).

bye
richi (namenlos)



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