Packaging guidelines: IPv6

Steve Grubb sgrubb at
Thu Jul 6 13:18:17 UTC 2006

On Thursday 06 July 2006 09:06, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Actually, the requirement for _all_ Core packages to support IPv6 isn't
> my idea -- it's coming from elsewhere. IPv6 is an increasingly common
> requirement these days -- and when I say 'requirement', I mean that a
> product can't be considered for use unless it fully supports IPv6.

Just to back David up on this, I'd like to point people to a recent slashdot 
article (there's other articles, too. But people here should be familiar with 

Just in case you don't want to read it, it says the US govt will adopt IPv6 in 
2008. IPv6 readiness should be viewed as a preliminary step to make sure we 
aren't disqualified when this goes into effect.

I think we all feel the pain of this transition, but the end result should be 
Linux being qualified to be deployed in all environments.


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