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

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Sun Apr 11 20:19:08 PDT 2010

On Sun, April 11, 2010 10:45 pm, Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:

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

Me nitpicking: What happens if people install BIND from pkgsrc?  Which
'host' would run?  I think it would the native version, which would have
strange output.  If it was changed to the pkgsrc version, the change in
output style may confuse things.

My thought is that a behind-the-scenes change that makes it look like host
or dig are still present, but really aren't, may lead to more overall
confusion than having bind need to come from pkgsrc; that may be the
preferred solution.

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