[aur-general] Proposing knot-resolver for community repo

Daurnimator daurnimator at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 25 14:20:26 UTC 2020

I'll give this a go, a few dependency chains to work through, so will
take a few days/weeks depending on my availability.

On Thu, 12 Nov 2020 at 02:40, Tomas Krizek via aur-general
<aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to ask if you'd consider adopting knot-resolver from AUR [1]
> into the community repo.
> The main reason is that the Knot DNS dependency is in the community
> repository and a soname bump requires a rebuild of Knot Resolver. This
> happens about twice a year. As you can see from the AUR comments, the
> users are often confused if they don't do the rebuild and Knot Resolver
> breaks. Any further debugging is probably quite complicated, since if
> they use the software as their system resolver, it effectively breaks
> the DNS resolution, thus preventing access to internet.
> The knot-resolver package should be quite low maintenance. We (upstream)
> use sysusers & tmpfiles, ship ready-to-use systemd units and the build
> time is less than a minute on my laptop. We also have our own upstream
> PKGBUILD we keep up-to-date [2], so a simple diff of this file against
> PKGBUILD should be sufficient for any significant changes.
> It'd be great if any TU (preferably Knot DNS maintainer) could maintain
> this package in the community repo.
> Thank you for the consideration!
> [1] - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/knot-resolver/
> [2] -
> https://gitlab.nic.cz/knot/knot-resolver/-/blob/master/distro/arch/PKGBUILD
> --
> Tomas Krizek
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