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

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 20 05:07:34 EDT 2013

On 03/20/2013 11:05 AM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 20.03.2013 04:50, schrieb Gaetan Bisson:
>> Consequently, official packages using
>> [dnsutils](https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/dnsutils/)
>> were migrated to
>> [ldns](https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/ldns/),
>> a much nicer library which provides a `drill` command
>> that replaces `dig`, `nslookup`, and `host`.
> Wait, I think I misunderstood your original email. I was under the
> impression that ldns provides drop-in replacements for the commands.
> This is not the case and thus I will have no 'host' command anymore. Not
> that I particularly rely on dnsutils, but I imagine *everyone* expects
> the 'host' command to exist.

host and dig are tools that I use every day and they are the standard.

i don't see why they should be dropped just because bind (as in the
server) doesn't suite you well now.

why cannot we keep the tools?


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