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[bug-inetutils] Re: hostname -- new addition to Inetutils

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-inetutils] Re: hostname -- new addition to Inetutils
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:11:53 +0200
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:

>    address@hidden ./configure --prefix=$HOME
>    --enable-install-program=hostname && make -j2
>    ...
>    ...
>    address@hidden src/hostname --help
>    Usage: src/hostname [NAME]
>      or:  src/hostname OPTION
>    Print or set the hostname of the current system.
>        --help     display this help and exit
>        --version  output version information and exit
>    Report bugs to <address@hidden>.
>    address@hidden src/hostname -i
>    src/hostname: invalid option -- i
>    Try `src/hostname --help' for more information.
>    address@hidden
> Ha! Very good.  I will ask Jim to remove hostname from future versions
> of coreutils when we have released 1.6.

Note that coreutils doesn't even install 'hostname' by default, at least
according to their NEWS entry:

  * Noteworthy changes in release 6.9.90 (2007-12-01) [beta]
  ** Programs no longer installed by default
    hostname, su

So this duplication might not be a big problem.


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