Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/netcat
To: None <>
From: pancake <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/24/2004 20:06:59
pkgsrc nc is more powerful than openbsd one... for example the '-l' flag doesn't exists... I think that it's necessary.

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:06:46 -0500
Andrew Brown <> wrote:

> >> imho, you should instead make a NOT_FOR_OPSYS=openbsd something or
> >> other.  openbsd already *has* nc in /usr/bin, to failure to build it
> >> only means you've been wasting your time trying.
> >
> >pkgsrc provides many tools that are already available in base operating
> >systems. I have seen an effort to remove the limitations from some to now
> >allow them to install.
> okay, i suppose that makes sense.
> >For example, someone may have an old OpenBSD box with old netcat, but
> >recent pkgsrc with a newer netcat implementation.
> actually, that would be rather difficult, considering that openbsd
> originally imported the same thing we have in pkgsrc (nc v1.10 by
> hobbit) and then rewrote it from scratch.
> arguably, now they don't have the same thing, so...
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