Source of software curiosity

Here you can discuss every aspect of Debian. Note: not for support requests!

Source of software curiosity

Postby rossboulet » 2020-08-28 19:36

I have a number of systems I support and some are Arch Linux and some are Debian or Debian derivatives. I recently saw a question about the hostname command and the difference between the -i and -I options. To my surprise, the version of hostname from Arch did not have the -I option. Looking at versions, Arch had v1.94 from GNU's inetutils, but my Debian systems had version 3.19 or 3.20. My questions are:

Where did these versions fork?
Does Debian have its on versions of many other utilities?
Is there some other tree from which Debian's utilities are derived?

Just curious.
rossboulet
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 2020-08-28 19:05

Re: Source of software curiosity

Postby cuckooflew » 2020-08-28 23:32

Do some research, eg: https://www.gnu.org/software/inetutils/manual/html_node/hostname-invocation.html
======================
http://net-tools.sourceforge.net/
NB: some projects (like Debian and RedHat) use a net-tools based but different hostname command.

https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/hostname.1.html
This page is part of the net-tools (networking utilities) project.
Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://net-tools.sourceforge.net/⟩.

https://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man7/hostname.7.html This page is part of release 5.08 of the Linux man-pages project. A
description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
latest version of this page, can be found at
https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.
https://www.man7.org/linux/man-pages/man5/hostname.5.html
This page is part of the systemd (systemd system and service manager)
project. Information about the project can be found at
⟨http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd⟩. If you have a bug
report for this manual page, see
⟨http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/#bugreports⟩. This
page was obtained from the project's upstream Git repository
⟨https://github.com/systemd/systemd.git⟩ on 2020-08-13. (At that
time, the date of the most recent commit that was found in the repos‐
itory was 2020-08-11.) If you discover any rendering problems in
this HTML version of the page, or you believe there is a better or
more up-to-date source for the page, or you have corrections or
improvements to the information in this COLOPHON (which is not part
of the original manual page), send a mail to man-pages@man7.org

After you do your research, post back and let us know what you find.
EG: Copy / paste
Code: Select all
Does Debian have its on versions of many other utilities?

Into a search engine, the same for the other questions.
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/basic-defs.en.html
Please Read What we expect you have already Done
Search Engines know a lot, and
"If God had wanted computers to work all the time, He wouldn't have invented RESET buttons"
and
Just say NO to help vampires!
cuckooflew
 
Posts: 683
Joined: 2018-05-10 19:34
Location: Some where out west


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

fashionable