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Re: [ITP] mtr


On 2019-07-21 12:10, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2019-07-21 06:59, Jon Turney wrote:
>> On 21/07/2019 00:15, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> I would like to offer to package mtr:
>>>
>>> combines the function of 'traceroute' and 'ping' in one network
>>> diagnostic tool.
>>>
>>> Investigates the network connection between the host it runs on and a
>>> user-specified destination host. After it determines the address of each
>>> network hop between the machines, it sends a sequence of ICMP ECHO
>>> requests to each one to determine the quality of the link to each
>>> machine. As it does this, it prints running statistics about each
>>> machine.
>>>
>>> It is available under all RedHat, Debian, BSD, Arch, Slack, SuSE, and
>>> other Linux flavours:
>>>          https://pkgs.org/download/mtr
>>>
>>> Control files, sources, and binaries are available under the mtr folder:
>>>     https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jxeYZ10mYhmz8YhwE3EOXvd-lVwd176o
>>>
>>> See the project home page for more information:
>>>     http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/
>>
>> A couple of minor nits:
>>
>> mtr is be built with a gtk+ interface for displaying results, if present, but
>> you've omitted the from DEPENDS.
>>
>> Not sure what you intend, so either (i) explicitly configure --without-gtk, or
>> (ii) add the needed gtk devel package(s) to DEPENDS.
> 
> I don't currently run X under Cygwin 32, and many will not, because of memory
> limits, and did not know whether it might just fail on such systems.
> I will bite the bullet, and see how rebase does.
> 
>> After I build this, 'mtr -v' reports 'mtr UNKNOWN'
> 
> Good catch - wondered what that was meant to be - tests pass!
> Will look into that, and get back when updated to X and that.
> 
>> Otherwise, looks good.

Built with gtk2.0-devel installed now requires libgdk_pixbuf2.0_0 libglib2.0_0
libgtk2.0_0 which probably drags a lot of X in.
Is there a standard way to offer subpackages with and without X in these cases?

-- 
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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