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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Mar 20 10:04:24 EDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> glibc ships getent, which can be used to do DNS lookups (getent hosts
> www.google.com). That said, I don't expect people to know this offhand
> as an alternative to dig.
> I'm kind of wary of not shipping *basic* DNS tools which people expect
> to exist. drill is not a drop-in replacement for dig given that it
> ignores the +option flags.

If there are tools that do the same job, albeit in a different way or
with a different syntax, I don't see the big problem here...

> And no, I don't buy this "I disagree with
> upstream so I'm not shipping it" as an excuse to not only avoid BIND10,
> but drop BIND entirely.

Would be simple enough to adopt the BIND package...


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