Subject: util-linux for pkgsrc
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/30/2002 18:13:10
util-linux is a suite of essential utilities for Linux systems.

This includes various user tools like: arch, cal, chkdupexe, col, colcrt,
colrm, column, cytune, ddate, dmesg, fdformat, getopt, hexdump, ipcrm,
ipcs, isosize, kill, line, logger, look, mcookie, more, mount, namei,
pg, raw, rename, renice, rev, script, setfdprm, setsid, setterm, ul,
umount, whereis, and write.

And administrator tools like: agetty, blockdev, cfdisk, ctrlaltdel,
elvtune, fdisk, fsck.cramfs, fsck.minix, hwclock, losetup, mkfs, mkfs.bfs,
mkfs.cramfs, mkfs.minix, mkswap, pivot_root ramsize, rdev, readprofile,
rootflags, sfdisk, sln, swapoff, swapon, tunelp and vidmode.

A pkgsrc is at

It needs some work (like using "gcal" instead of "cal" for NetBSD). Only
tested under Linux.

   Jeremy C. Reed

p.s. As you can guess: I am making a Linux distribution using NetBSD's

# uname -a
Linux antelope 2.2.13 #2 Mon Aug 7 12:43:44 PDT 2000 i686 unknown unknown
# pkg_info
digest-20010807     Message digest wrapper utility
gethost-0.03        hostname and IP resolver for testing /etc/hosts and
vim-share-6.1.0     Data files for the vim editor (vi clone)
vim-6.1.0           Vim editor (vi clone) without gui
libtool-base-1.4.20010614nb9 Generic shared library support script (the
script itself)
papersize-1.0.4     Manipulate the default papersize in certain packages
perl-5.6.1nb7       Practical Extraction and Report Language
psutils-1.17        Utilities for manipulating PostScript documents
gettext-lib-0.10.35nb1 tools for providing messages in different
languages, libintl
gtexinfo-4.2        GNU info file manipulation utilities
fileutils-4.1.8nb1  GNU file management utilities
e2fsprogs-1.19      Second extended file system (ext2fs) management
sh-utils-2.0nb1     GNU shell utilities
util-linux-2.11w    Essential utilities for any Linux system
net-tools-1.60      Network configuration and status tools for Linux