[Exherbo-dev] Dropping the ipv6 option globally
virkony at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 17:55:01 UTC 2013
I prefer to see Exherbo as a distributive which gives a good environment
for developer and allows much more customization than most user will want.
Having some people using IPv4 configuration for some libs/programs usually
allows to reveal issues related with such variant in upstream (ex.
I'd prefer to to drop options in upstream first and only then in associated
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM, Bryan Østergaard <
bryan.ostergaard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Killing options is (almost) always a good idea. I'm all for it :)
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Wulf C. Krueger <wk at mailstation.de>
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> > Hello!
> > It's the time of year again during which we traditionally discuss the
> > removal of the "ipv6" option. (I've checked my IRC logs since 2008 and
> > we always discussed this during autumn for some reason! :-) )
> > Recently, we got a patch
> > (https://galileo.mailstation.de/gerrit/#/c/298/) to disable the ipv6
> > option for NSPR.
> > I'm *not* in favour of that specific patch because it would mean we
> > would basically arbitrarily remove the ipv6 option from random
> > packages, not knowing what might break. Instead, I'd like us to just
> > drop the ipv6 option *completely*.
> > Personally, I've been running every single machine for the last 5
> > years or so with IPv6 enabled globally - nothing ever broke. And that
> > was independent of the actual existence of IPv6 connectivity (which I
> > didn't always have).
> > As for the argument that things might break if someone doesn't compile
> > IPv6 support into his kernel - things are likely to break if you don't
> > compile-in support for your CPU either. Just don't do that then.
> > We should, of course, add some instructions about that to our
> > documentation but that's something I'll gladly do.
> > Comments?
> > (Please speak up, too, if you're in favour of my proposal; I'm looking
> > at you, Heiko and Saleem! ;-) )
> > - --
> > Best regards, Wulf
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