[ITP] Inetutils 1.9.4

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Tue Feb 16 18:34:00 GMT 2016

D. Boland writes:
>> These tools are provided separately in many Linux distros for quite
>> some time, and while those tools can be started by inetd, inetd
>> doesn't require them and they don't require inetd (xinetd is perfectly
>> capable of replacing inetd).
> I don't see why this makes sense. The ping, hostname, whois and tftp
> programs *do* belong to the inetutils package, right? But if you
> insist, i'll comply.

They don't necessarily belong there and haven't for quite some time if
you look at a reasonably modern Linux distribution (mine is openSUSE

> rpm -qf /usr/lib/git/git-subtree
> rpm -qf `which hostname`
> rpm -qf `which ping`
> rpm -qf `which tftp`

whois isn't even installed on my box and most registrars wouldn't
deliver data for it anyway.

>> - etc/defaults/etc/shells collides with the already provided file from
>>   the base-files package.
> I'll remove it.

If there's something you think should be added, let me know.

>> - usr/bin/traceroute is non-functional:
>>     $ traceroute.exe www.wdr.de
>>     traceroute to e2636.g.akamaiedge.net (, 64 hops max
>>     traceroute: socket: Operation not permitted
> That's because you're not in Administrator mode. Ping (from Atzeri's
> package) does the same. The error message ultimately comes from the
> 'sendto' function, which is in cygwin1.dll

Maybe it should be in sbin/ like all the other stuff that needs
administrator privileges, then?

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