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Old 03-28-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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hostname executable overwritten


package

a> util-linux --> /bin/hostname

later arrives

n> net-tools --> /bin/hostname

net-tools , overwrite the hostname executable by util-linux.
and of course , the symlinks

dnsdomainname
ypdomainname
nisdomainname

I know is not abig issue , but thinking arround , if some problem or security issue discover on hastname , and patch , the works do nothing , if later arrives net-tools overwriten the executable.

Thanks.


EDIT: I found archlinux remove some of executables on net-tools because provided by other packages

# the following is provided by yp-tools
rm "${pkgdir}"/usr/bin/{nis,yp}domainname
rm "${pkgdir}"/usr/share/man/man1/{nis,yp}domainname.1

# hostname is provided by inetutils
rm "${pkgdir}"/usr/bin/{hostname,dnsdomainname,domainname}
rm -rf "${pkgdir}"/usr/share/man/man1



in slackware case hostname arrives by util-linux , most development than net-tools (abandoned ? )

Last edited by USUARIONUEVO; 03-28-2016 at 06:56 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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package

a> util-linux --> /bin/hostname

later arrives

n> net-tools --> /bin/hostname

net-tools , overwrite the hostname executable by util-linux.
Both of those hostname binaries are generated by the same net-tools source, and are identical in function.

If a security issue appears in hostname, we'll patch both of those packages.
 
Old 03-28-2016, 07:57 PM   #3
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ok , thanks.
 
  


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