On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:03 PM, Ryan Harper <ryan.har...@canonical.com>
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Scott Moser <smo...@ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> $ cat go.sh
>> apt cloud-guest-utils coreutils dash debconf e2fsprogs gnupg2 hostname
>> ifupdown iproute2 locales lsb-release mount net-tools passwd procps sed
>> ssh-import-id systemd udev
>> for dep in $deps; do
>> apt-cache show $dep | grep -qi "^Essential:" && r=essential || r=not
>> printf "%-25s %s\n" "$dep" "$r"
>> $ sh ./go.sh
>> apt not
>> cloud-guest-utils not
>> coreutils essential
>> dash essential
>> debconf not
>> e2fsprogs essential
>> gnupg2 not
>> hostname essential
>> ifupdown not
>> iproute2 not
>> locales not
>> lsb-release not
>> mount essential
>> net-tools not
>> passwd not
>> procps not
>> sed essential
>> ssh-import-id not
>> systemd not
>> udev not
>> So, todo here is:
>> a.) anything 'essential' does not have to be listed as a depends. Its
>> assumed part of a Ubuntu system.
>> b.) That leaves the others...
>> Some that I think we should add for sure:
>> - net-tools (and then subsequently remove it by dropping use of ifconfig
>> in favor of ip)
> Do we want to require the dropping of ifconfig to this PR? If so, that's
> fine but I want to be clear on the TODO.
Note that net-tools is compatible with freebsd ... so, dropping net-tools
requires replacement of uses of route, ifconfig and others
and adding runtime checks to pick the right tool and additional parsers;
the old parser for ifconfig/route/netstat output and a
new one for ip.
I'd like to defer dropping this I think; rather we need to have some sort
of distro object lookup for the right "tools"
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