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

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Wed Mar 20 10:05:45 EDT 2013

On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 20.03.2013 14:42, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> host, nslookup, traceroute6- the list of extremely basic sysadmin
>>> tools Arch doesn't ship in an easily installable fashion is starting
>>> to get rather long. Does util-linux or such provide implementations of
>>> the first two that until now we have been disabling?
>> util-linux does not. coreutils and iputils provide 'host', but both
>> are incompatible with the legacy one (and, iirc, each other).
>> -t
> They are certainly better than using either 'drill' or 'getent
> hosts/ahosts', all of which either return too much (drill and getent
> ahosts) or too few (getent hosts) information.

If we can live with the incompatibility, I'd be in favor of moving
'host' to coreutils, but we have tried that before and people were not


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