Proposed Change - RFC - net-tools to iproute2

Ian Molton spyro at
Tue Jun 29 10:10:22 PDT 2004

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:42:11 -0500
Tushar Teredesai <tushar at> wrote:

> I would prefer that the package instructions be there only once. If
> the only addition required is db, then why not add it to LFS? There is
> no educational value in installing iproute once in LFS and then 
> reinstalling it in BLFS.
> Addition of db does not conflict with the current goals of LFS where
> we are building a functional system, not a minimal system. The
> dependency can be marked as optional along with the patch.

db is too big of a package with too many options and comes in several
annoyingly different versions.

if all its needed for is obscure stuff like arp, I say leave arp out and
add a note saying if you want arp, you know what you need to do.

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