Debian Bug report logs - #538433
Obsolete ifconfig and related tools

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Package: net-tools; Maintainer for net-tools is net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for net-tools is src:net-tools.

Reported by: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>

Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:12:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 1.60

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#538433; Package net-tools. (Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:12:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Obsolete ifconfig and related tools
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:06:51 +0200 (CEST)
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60

ifconfig has tons of problems and its use should be discouraged in favor 
of iproute2.
[obsolescence_warning.diff (text/x-patch, attachment)]

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#538433; Package net-tools. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 13:54:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 538433@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Martín Ferrari <martin.ferrari@gmail.com>
To: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>, 538433@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#538433: Obsolete ifconfig and related tools
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 15:51:39 +0200
On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 22:06, Jan Engelhardt<jengelh@medozas.de> wrote:

> ifconfig has tons of problems and its use should be discouraged in favor
> of iproute2.

we're working on that :)

-- 
Martín Ferrari




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Bug#538433; Package net-tools. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 538433@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
To: Martín Ferrari <martin.ferrari@gmail.com>
Cc: 538433@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#538433: Obsolete ifconfig and related tools
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:10:38 +0200 (CEST)
>> ifconfig has tons of problems and its use should be discouraged in favor
>> of iproute2.
>
>we're working on that :)

The patch serves as means to identify remaining programs requiring 
checking and its inclusion, I would say, not be "help up" by any related 
work. It helps to flag up programs that still require attention, but 
first and foremost it is meant to inform users.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#538433; Package net-tools. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Martín Ferrari <martin.ferrari@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 538433@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Martín Ferrari <martin.ferrari@gmail.com>
To: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
Cc: 538433@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#538433: Obsolete ifconfig and related tools
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:36:28 +0200
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 16:10, Jan Engelhardt<jengelh@medozas.de> wrote:

> The patch serves as means to identify remaining programs requiring
> checking and its inclusion, I would say, not be "help up" by any related
> work. It helps to flag up programs that still require attention, but
> first and foremost it is meant to inform users.

Oh, sorry I missed the patch at first. But it is not a good idea to
inject text on standard output, since these tools are usually used
inside scripts..


-- 
Martín Ferrari




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, net-tools Team <pkg-net-tools-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#538433; Package net-tools. (Sun, 26 Jul 2009 17:18:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>:
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Message #25 received at 538433@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
To: Martín Ferrari <martin.ferrari@gmail.com>
Cc: 538433@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#538433: Obsolete ifconfig and related tools
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:14:44 +0200 (CEST)
>Oh, sorry I missed the patch at first. But it is not a good idea to
>inject text on standard output, since these tools are usually used
>inside scripts..

If need be, the printing to stdout can be changed to stderr.

Not that grepping in ifconfig output was reliable in the first place
(due to localization, you name it)...




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Message #30 received at 538433@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@medozas.de>
To: 538433@bugs.debian.org
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:56:30 +0100 (CET)
So, is this being completely ignored?






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