Subject: Re: pkg/19066 -- please add uname to sh-utils
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 03/14/2003 19:43:20
> Will someone fix sysutils/sh-utils so uname is built and installed?
> It works fine under NetBSD:
Which feature of it do you need on NetBSD?
> Here's a patch (which also includes longer DESCR -- I wonder if that part
> that indicates that these GNU tools are better is necessary):
> These are the GNU shell utilities. Most of these programs have
> significant advantages over their Unix counterparts, such as
> greater speed, additional options, and fewer arbitrary limits.
Sounds a dubious claim to me, it should probably add they they
are not posix compliant, and that the use of non-standard options
in scripts will make the scripts non-portable.
> +This package includes essential tools (and corresponding manuals)
> +for: basename, chroot, date, echo, env, hostname, nice, nohup, id,
> +printf, pwd, sleep, stty, tee, test, uname, who, whoami, yes, true
> +and false, and a few other commands.
IMHO You really don't want the gnu versions of some of those in preference
to the system ones - you could be asking for trouble.
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org