[ITP] mtr

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Jul 21 18:27:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-07-21 12:10, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2019-07-21 06:59, Jon Turney wrote:
>> On 21/07/2019 00:15, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> I would like to offer to package mtr:
>>> combines the function of 'traceroute' and 'ping' in one network
>>> diagnostic tool.
>>> Investigates the network connection between the host it runs on and a
>>> user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each
>>> network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence of ICMP ECHO
>>> requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each
>>> machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each
>>> machine.
>>> It is available under all RedHat, Debian, BSD, Arch, Slack, SuSE, and
>>> other Linux flavours:
>>>          https://pkgs.org/download/mtr
>>> Control files, sources, and binaries are available under the mtr folder:
>>>     https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jxeYZ10mYhmz8YhwE3EOXvd-lVwd176o
>>> See the project home page for more information:
>>>     http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/
>> A couple of minor nits:
>> mtr is be built with a gtk+ interface for displaying results, if present, but
>> you've omitted the from DEPENDS.
>> Not sure what you intend, so either (i) explicitly configure --without-gtk, or
>> (ii) add the needed gtk devel package(s) to DEPENDS.
> I don't currently run X under Cygwin 32, and many will not, because of memory
> limits, and did not know whether it might just fail on such systems.
> I will bite the bullet, and see how rebase does.
>> After I build this, 'mtr -v' reports 'mtr UNKNOWN'
> Good catch - wondered what that was meant to be - tests pass!
> Will look into that, and get back when updated to X and that.
>> Otherwise, looks good.

Built with gtk2.0-devel installed now requires libgdk_pixbuf2.0_0 libglib2.0_0
libgtk2.0_0 which probably drags a lot of X in.
Is there a standard way to offer subpackages with and without X in these cases?

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

This email may be disturbing to some readers as it contains
too much technical detail. Reader discretion is advised.

More information about the Cygwin-apps mailing list