Debian Bug report logs - #609853
iputils-ping: ping prints icmp_req instead of icmp_seq

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Package: iputils-ping; Maintainer for iputils-ping is Noah Meyerhans <>; Source for iputils-ping is src:iputils.

Reported by: alex <>

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 04:39:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: upstream

Found in version iputils/3:20100418-3

Fixed in version iputils/3:20121221-1

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Bug#609853; Package iputils-ping. (Thu, 13 Jan 2011 04:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: alex <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: iputils-ping: ping prints icmp_req instead of icmp_seq
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 05:27:55 +0100
Package: iputils-ping
Version: 3:20100418-3
Severity: normal
Tags: upstream

After upgrade from lenny to squeeze, ping starts reporting "icmp_req=..." instead of
the "icmp_seq=...".

Sample output (broken on squeeze):
squeeze$ ping localhost
64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.058 ms

Sample output (ok on lenny):
64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.044 ms

The typo lies in ping.c/pr_echo_reply(). For history/upstream report, have a look at
upstream's commit d5e3dcb81ff3828fa40eb4e8c562ca7015d7ac6a on 2010-04-08.

As ping output may be parsed, I do not file this with Severity:minor.
I just found related bug 606062 while digging for references. Report includes a workaround
for cacti, but as ping's output change doesn't seem justified, it seems better to revert to
printing "icmp_seq" in iputils.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages iputils-ping depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.11.2-7   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libssl0.9.8                   0.9.8o-4   SSL shared libraries

iputils-ping recommends no packages.

iputils-ping suggests no packages.

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From: <>
Subject: Bug#609853: fixed in iputils 3:20121221-1
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 07:17:51 +0000
Source: iputils
Source-Version: 3:20121221-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
iputils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 23:59:05 -0700
Source: iputils
Binary: iputils-ping iputils-tracepath iputils-arping iputils-clockdiff
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 3:20121221-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Noah Meyerhans <>
 iputils-arping - Tool to send ICMP echo requests to an ARP address
 iputils-clockdiff - Measure the time difference between networked computers
 iputils-ping - Tools to test the reachability of network hosts
 iputils-tracepath - Tools to trace the network path to a remote host
Closes: 609853 627650
 iputils (3:20121221-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream version
   * Replace libsysfs-dev with libcap-dev in build-deps (Closes: 627650, 609853)
   * Replace libssl-dev with gnutls-dev in build-deps
   * Remove obsolete debian/patches/fix-dead-host-ping-stats.diff
   * Remove obsolete debian/patches/add-icmp-return-codes.diff
   * Remove obsolete patch cleanup-docbook-formatting.diff
   * Remove obsolete patch fix_rfc4620_nodeinfo_queries
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