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[openFATE 317197] Move arp, ifconfig, netstat and route to a separate package
Feature changed by: Michal Marek (michal-m)
Feature #317197, revision 2
Title: Move arp, ifconfig, netstat and route to a separate package

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: Michal Marek (michal-m)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
The following programs have been deprecated for several years and have
counterparts in the iproute2 package:
* arp -> ip [-r] neigh
* ifconfig -> ip a
* netstat -> ss [-r]
* route -> ip r
None of our packages needs these programs and they have several
limitations that manifest in non-trivial setups (see the list of
bugzilla numbers below). The proposal is to create a net-tools-
deprecated subpackage, move these binaries there and not install the
package by default.

Relations:
- netstat does not show process names if inode value is larger than
signed int (novell/bugzilla/id: 861302)
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=861302
- supportconfig: in network.txt, interface names are truncated to 9
characters (novell/bugzilla/id: 840841)
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840841
- Move arp, ifconfig, netstat and route to a separate package
(feature/copiedfrom: 317196)

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Michal Marek (michal-m) (2014-04-10 14:34:01)
+ Also, we should drop the rarp program completely. Its manpage says that
+ it stopped working with the 2.3 kernel...




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