[arch-dev-public] BIND10? No, thanks.

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 19 23:50:39 EDT 2013

[2013-03-09 13:27:42 +1100] Gaetan Bisson:
> - We ditch dnsutils and bind out of our repos, unless somebody finds
>   them fun and wants to maintain them in [extra] or [community].

I would like to post the following announcement. Comments are welcome.

Deprecation of bind and dnsutils

The direction BIND has taken with its recent BIND10 release
[makes it impossible](https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2013-March/024588.html)
for us to keep relying on it.
Consequently, official packages using
were migrated to
a much nicer library which provides a `drill` command
that replaces `dig`, `nslookup`, and `host`.

We strongly suggest you migrate your own software to
too, and replace
with ldns-based alternatives:

- the [unbound](https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/unbound/) resolving server (see [wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unbound));
- the [nsd](https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/nsd/) authoritative server (see [wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nsd)).

The deprecated packages
will soon be dropped to the AUR.


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