[OpenWrt-Devel] iputils packaging

Karl Palsson karlp at tweak.net.au
Sat Jun 30 18:39:42 EDT 2018

Noah Meyerhans via openwrt-devel
<openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org> wrote:
> Some time ago, David
> Heidelberg forked the iputils packages found at
> http://www.skbuff.net/iputils. The fork is maintained at
> https://github.com/iputils/iputils/
> Many Linux distros, including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and
> probably others, have switched to the fork. As the package
> maintainer within Debian, I've found David to be responsive as
> upstream, and have had an easy time integrating all the Debian
> patches back into his repository.
> Is there a reason OpenWRT hasn't switched? I'm happy to send
> patches if they'll be considered.

Perhaps a better question would be, why should they? Personally I
don't find the "some other distros did" to be at all compelling,
but I'd certainly be interested in hearing the _reasoning_ of why
they switched?

Karl P
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