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Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 20:53:44 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] Import BSD functions defined in
 <netinet/ether.h> from NetBSD

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 02:57:44AM +0200, John Spencer wrote:
> >This was for record of the original code from NetBSD, before
> >patching it in [4/4]
> ah... so you sent patches that undo your earlier patches.
> this doesnt make reviewing them simpler...
> why didn't you simply merge them before sending ?

I agree, reviewing would have been easier with them merged, but I can
understand the interest in documenting the original source of the

> >>anyway, i doubt it makes sense to add this crap; i never needed
> >>it for sabotage which is almost feature complete and compiles
> >>250 packages.
> >
> >I can not argue with this kind of comments.
> with crap, i was refering to these functions, not your work.
> the point that i haven't needed these functions besides having
> wpa_supplicant, wireless-tools, iptables and nmap in the repos still
> stands.

Note that gnulib has replacements for these functions, so if there are
packages using gnulib which use them, they might just be pulling in
the gnulib versions. Just a guess. Again, I would like to know some
real-world examples of applications using them.


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