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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 20 05:21:16 EDT 2013

On 20/03/13 19:07, Ionut Biru wrote:
> 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.

Can't we symlink drill -> dig etc?

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

At the minimum, the new deps mean dnsutils needs dropped from [core].

> why cannot we keep the tools?

Are volunteering to maintain it? As the original email said:

On 09/03/13 12:27, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> - We ditch dnsutils and bind out of our repos, unless somebody finds
>   them fun and wants to maintain them in [extra] or [community].


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