[arch-general] Why bind-tools was merged into bind package?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Jul 21 16:39:32 UTC 2020

On 7/20/20 2:15 AM, Óscar García Amor via arch-general wrote:
> The problem is. Where is the limit? The whole distribution in one
> package? The argument is the same, if you don't need it simply don't
> use it.

If you read the git-commit regarding the change, the packages were combined
because there is no longer any significant install size saving splitting the
package. The libraries used by the bind-tools apps (1.7M) is not 8X larger
than the dns daemon (0.2M) so it no longer made sense to split the package
from a size-saving standpoint:


David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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