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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Mar 29 08:18:16 EDT 2013

On 22/03/13 22:47, Jan de Groot wrote:
> Gaetan Bisson schreef op 20.03.2013 22:35:
>> Good for you. Now I package what I want on my spare time and, if there's
>> a superior and easier-to-maintain alternative, I'm not going to waste
>> any more of my time on a crumbling piece of software just because
>> certain people cannot be bothered to migrate.
>> Over the past weeks we've transitioned all our packages depending on
>> dnsutils to ldns, and now what's holding us back is that you guys are
>> "used to" dnsutils!?! Frankly you disappoint me: I thought us devs had a
>> good track record of putting technical merit before personal attachment
>> to any piece of software.
>> By the way, you forgot to adopt dnsutils.
> FYI: I adopted dnsutils.
> Maybe you should look into what you're talking about a big more. You
> started a complete dig/nslookup -> drill migration based on the fact
> that you don't like the build system used in bind10 and the fact that
> it's written in C++/Python.
> I checked the bind10 source, it no longer includes dig and nslookup. The
> tests/system/README file specifies that it needs dig from BIND9 to run
> the testsuite...
> I'm fine with ditching BIND, I always hated that nameserver, but BIND10
> and dnsutils are completely different pieces of software.

If no-one is taking bind, it should be dropped from the repos:


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