[Buildroot] netcat package?

Baruch Siach baruch at tkos.co.il
Wed Jul 24 07:16:34 UTC 2013


Hi Woody Wu,

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 03:07:01PM +0800, Woody Wu wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 06:34:44AM +0300, Baruch Siach wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:23:45AM +0800, Woody Wu wrote:
> > > Is there a netcat package in buildroot?  I did not find it on the menu,
> > > but just think buildroot should already have this famous tool.
> > 
> > You should find the netcat package under "Networking applications". Make sure 
> > to select "Show packages that are also provided by busybox", otherwise the 
> > netcat package is not shown in the menu.
> 
> Thanks baruchy.  When enabled 'Show packages provided by busybox' and
> selected the 'nc', what 'nc' program will I finally get? I mean, the
> busybox one or standalone one?

That depends on whether you have netcat enabled in your busybox build (just 
run 'busybox' to see what applets you have enabled), and whether your 
/usr/bin/nc points to busybox, or is a real executable.

baruch

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