[ITA] inetutils-1.9.4-1

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Jul 16 06:25:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-07-15 15:05, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> Am 15.07.2018 um 21:50 schrieb Takashi Yano:
>> I would like to take over the maintenance of inetutils package,
>> which is currently orphaned. I have already prepared an updated
>> inetutils package as follows.
>> Change History
>> ----------  inetutils-1.9.4-1 -- 11 Jul 2018 -----------
>> * Updated to latest upstream release
>> * Enabled IPv6 support
>> * Enhanced the /etc/ftpchroot parser on ftpd so that the root
>>    directory can be specified by the second field.
>> * Fixed an upsteam bug of talk that could fail to connect with
>>    a party if there are multiple network interfaces.
> builds fine and passes the tests.
> Any chance to provide also ping so we can obsolete the ancient ping package?

Corinna asked the previous adopter to remove ping from the package because it
duplicated yours.
I removed that package from my system because it required elevated admin
privileges to work, whereas Windows ping uses IcmpSendEcho API to bypass the
elevated admin privilege required to access raw sockets and send an ICMP Echo
I support keeping any raw sockets ping as a separate package, so I don't need to
add a postinstall cleanup script to rename/remove it.

Currently RH/Fedora/Centos distros provide only iputils as one package, while
Arch provides that, as well as inetutils in another package, and
Debian/Ubuntu/etc. provides separate packages for each utility in both, probably
so it can resolve conflicts using /etc/alternatives/ in postinstall scripts.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Note: As Cygwin does not support elevation, an interface to IcmpSendEcho, or
ICMP (the icmp headers are empty, so there is little support except raw
sockets), the only way to support user mode ping is using Windows ping.
Header w32api/icmpapi.h defines IcmpSendEcho for MinGW use.

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