Subject: Re: net/netcat6 and !inet6
To: None <,>
From: Adrian Portelli <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 03/25/2007 12:03:12
Jukka Salmi wrote:
> Hi,
> some months net/netcat6 was [1]changed to require `inet6' because
> (according to the CVS log message) "you *can't* disable IPv6 in
> netcat6".
> However, netcat6 works fine without IPv6; I just built it (`./configure
> --disable-ipv6') on a NetBSD 3.1_STABLE system which was built with
> MKINET6=no and runs a kernel without `options INET6'.
> IMHO net/netcat6/ should be reverted to rev 1.1. Any comments?
> Regards, Jukka
> [1]

I just tested r1.1 of on a NetBSD 3.x system that is IPv6
enabled with a -inet6 in my mk.conf.  By the looks of it netcat6 honors
this and installs the nc6 binary with IPv4 support only.

I'm sure tv@ had a reason for doing this though . . .