Bug#570965: net-tools: ifconfig(8) suggests webpage for units, but a manpage is available

Leonardo Boiko leoboiko at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 14:09:35 UTC 2010

Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60-22
Severity: minor

This is the "see also" section of ifconfig(8):

>        route(8), netstat(8), arp(8), rarp(8), ipchains(8), iptables(8), ifup(8), interfaces(5).
>        http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html - Prefixes for binary multiples

However, most debian systems have a list of SI prefixes -- including
binary multiples -- installed as units(7), from the "manpages" package
(priority: important).  It would seem to be a more sensible reference
to point to.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages net-tools depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.7-18lenny2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries

net-tools recommends no packages.

net-tools suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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