Inetutils and ifconfig

stosss stosss at
Wed Jan 27 09:32:12 PST 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:36 AM, Johnneylee Rollins
<johnneylee.rollins at> wrote:
> Hey, is it possible to use ifconfig to configure my network
> interfaces? If I can, do I just leave off --disable-ifconfig in the
> configure step?
> If this isn't the best decision, I would love to know why. I'm rather curious.
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    This option prevents Inetutils from installing the ifconfig
program, which can be used to configure network interfaces. LFS uses
ip from IPRoute2 to perform this task.

They are doing this to eliminate duplicate tools.

ifconfig and IPRoute2 work side by side on any distro I have used.

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