[arch-general] Why bind-tools was merged into bind package?
archlinux at sammulvey.com
Mon Jul 20 20:51:29 UTC 2020
On 7/20/20 1:34 AM, brent s. wrote:
> Because the binaries formerly known as "bind-tools" are a part of BIND9
> proper. Upstream, by including "bind-tools" binaries in the source
> for the BIND9 daemon, ipso facto*intends* them to be built (and thusly
> packaged) together. To do so otherwise is - one can make the argument -
> *not* The Arch Way.
I don't think that's a strong argument for software that is seen (among
other things) as a reference implementation, which ISC software often
is. If that's the main reason for wrapping the two packages together I
would rethink it. This seems like shifting complexity rather than
adding to simplicity, so bringing up The Arch Way isn't entirely
That said, I don't really have a problem with bind-tools being wrapped
into bind. Heck, I'm for getting rid of the *-headers packages for
kernels, but I doubt that'll be implemented anytime soon.
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