Upcoming util-linux

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Wed Aug 3 04:46:15 PDT 2005

On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, steve crosby wrote:

> Just a heads up - util-linux 2.13 will remove several items, as per
> the following changelog entry for pre1
> Changes:
> GNU autoconf/automake/libtool are now used for building. schedutils
> were added. Support for curses implementations other than ncurses was
> removed. The arch, passwd, rescuept, and setfdprm programs were
> removed. mkminix-0.1/ was removed. Misc fixes and documentation
> updates were made. A translation was added for the vi locale. The
> translations for the ca, de, fi, fr, it, nl, ru, and tr locales were
> updated.
> This may impact some apps that use "arch" in their configure stage (I
> know at least perl used arch at some stage)

 Thanks for the heads-up Steve.  I know my scripts use arch to decide on
architecture-specific variations, but a quick look at the man page says
it's equivalent to 'uname -m' so shouldn't be a big deal anywhere.

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