HEADS UP: BIND Removal. Short instructions for migration to pkgsrc-BIND

Antonio Huete Jimenez ahuete.devel at gmail.com
Thu May 6 04:08:58 PDT 2010

+1 for having something like dig/host in base.

2010/5/6 Jan Lentfer <Jan.Lentfer at web.de>:
> On Thu, 6 May 2010 19:10:07 +0900, YONETANI Tomokazu
> <qhwt+dfly at les.ath.cx>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 11:50:25AM +0200, Jan Lentfer wrote:
>>> This is the final Call. I will push my BIND removal patch-set sometime
>>> really soon, probably today. You can use bind form pkgsrc as a
>>> replacement
>>> (either build locally or using prebuild binaries). The stability
> problem
>>> has been worked around in pkgsrc nad packages are available now.
>> I'm wondering if you really need to import libldns and drill into
>> the base, if you're not planning to replace the resolver in the libc.
>> Just removing BIND from the base and adding net/drill to PKGSRC_PACKAGES
>> in nrelease/Makefile appears to me to be enough.  The only problem with
>> the current patchset, though, is that pkgsrc doesn't know that we have
>> libldns in the base, so it'll want to install libldns from pkgsrc first
>> then build other things (net/nsd, for instance) linked to it.  Maybe not
>> really a big issue.
> Ok, I am a little bit puzzled and also frustrated now. I only brought
> libldns and drill in because a lot of people on IRC claimed dig or
> something like dig needs to be in base. ldns is only used for that, so if
> we don't want drill in base I can also kick ldns again, no problem except
> of some hours lost on worthless work.
> Finally we could also just add BIND from pkgsrc, that would have the
> minimum effect on end users, because everything they are used to being is
> would still be there, just in /usr/pkg.
> Jan
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