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From: Jerry A! <jerry@...>
Subject: Re: ebuild, ip6tables headaches, kernel confusion, xinetd vs. tcpwrappers
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 03:13:06 -0500
On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 01:55:24AM -0600, Justin Vander Ziel wrote:
: Hello folks.
: 
: 1. I managed to revise the iptables-1.1.2.ebuild script to handle
: iptables-1.2 -- and it worked! That is, except for one small problem: I
: forgot to build a package list for ebuild and BTW, how do I do this?

That's the nifty thing about the portage system--it takes care of
creating the packing list.

: 2. the ebuild script chokes on versions such as in autofs-4.0.0-pre9.tar.bz2
: (with accompanying ebuild file) -- when I do
: 
:     # ebuild autofs-4.0.0-pre9.ebuild merge

That's not a valid name for an ebuild.  Try something like
"autofs-4.0.0_p9.ebuild".  Then in the ebuild, explicitly set $P to the
package name to use (eg "P=autofs-4.0.0-pre9")

: 4. kernel confusion
: When all is said and done why not just go with 2.4.0 stable? My neophyte
: logic says that if it's a final kernel release that has been blessed by
: Linus than at the very least, it must be more stable than the 2.3.X series
: or the 2.4.0-testX series (I don't know where the ac1/2/3 fit into this).

Ahh, grasshopper.  When many release cycles you've been through, trust a
point-oh release you will not.

: 5. xinetd vs. tcpwrappers (a.k.a tcpd)
: OK, xinetd already provides the services of tcpwrappers so why would you
: want to install both by default as it is implied on the Gentoo home page?

Choice.  Some applications (like exim and I think sudo) have intrinsic
support for tcpwrappers.  These are a few other services (that I can't
think of off the top of my head).  Anyway, lots of daemonizing services
have support for tcpwrappers.  Some people find the syntax of
/etc/hosts.allow for the one or two services they run, to be a lot
simplier than setting up firewall rules.


: 6. app suggestions
: I haven't seen a master plan/list regarding what get's included in the
: production release -- although I do think that it should be limited to one
: CD -- AT MOST. IMHO there is definitely such a thing as too many apps. The

I agree.  Just so long as the apps are the ones that I want.  8)

: 9. Nifty cd package label in ps if your interested.
: I spent a little time in Photoshop LE (I don't have $600 smackers to pay for
: the real thing!) and whipped this up. I think it's attractive but it's not
: exactly 'production quality'. Anyways if you want a copy I'll send you a
: postscript file with the cd label and jacket for gentoo 1.0 rc3

Hey, I'd dig a copy of that.

        --Jerry

name:  Jerry Alexandratos         ||  Open-Source software isn't a
phone: 703.599.6023               ||  matter of life or death...
email: jerry@...           ||  ...It's much more important
                                  ||  than that!

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Re: ebuild, ip6tables headaches, kernel confusion, xinetd vs. tcpwrappers
-- Bill Anderson
Re: ebuild, ip6tables headaches, kernel confusion, xinetd vs. tcpwrappers
-- Thomas Flavel
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