LAST CALL FOR TEST: Re: Suggestion: Removal of BIND from base / Import alternative DNS Library ldns / import dig replacement drill

Aggelos Economopoulos aoiko at
Sun Apr 11 19:45:59 PDT 2010

YONETANI Tomokazu wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 08:23:59AM +0200, Jan Lentfer wrote:
>> Ok, I removed the last commit and edited 7c704b13 to contain that. Also
>> reverte the removal of rndcontrol from 22a6bbb1. I would be very thankful
>> if you gut look at it again.
> Thanks, I've done a full buildworld/installworld/upgrade onto one of
> my laptops and it went flawlessly.
> One thing I miss from `host' command is its terseness in the output.
>   $ host
> is an alias for
> has address
> mail is handled by 10
> `host -v' gives you a similar output as drill does.  Drill does have
> -Q(quiet) option, but it's too shy to show me anything no matter what
> it finds or not, not even the return code :)
>   $ drill -Q; echo $?
>   0
>   $ drill -Q; echo $?
>   0
> I can write an alias or a shell function to cope with the verboseness,
> but maybe we could modify the behavior of -Q to show something rather
> than nothing.

Perhaps we can provide a 'host' script that generates mostly-compatible
output using drill in the background?

Just a thought,

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