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

From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 19:10:41 +0200

On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 12:45:39PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> On Sun, June 6, 2010 5:12 am, Jan Lentfer wrote:
> > Jan Lentfer schrieb:
> >> After another discussion I have decided to do the following:
> >> I will only remove BIND from base, no ldns and drill import. So anyone
> >> wanting to have either of the both will have to install them from pkgsrc
> >>  (before updateing their world, I would recommend).
> >>
> >> We will see until next release how we will proceed with this. I prefer
> >> to just leave it this way and add pkgsrc-BIND to the Live-CD.
> >
> > Due to public demand I have now also committed ldns and drill.
> Does this mean that we now have a live CD that contains BIND from pkgsrc
> (and so has host, dig, nslookup, etc) _and_ the lnds/drill tools?  The
> whole point of Jan's work was making it so we have less third-party code
> to update in base, I thought.
> My understanding is that nobody should be without the normal BIND tools -
> they'll just be from the pkgsrc package.  It would come on the CD/DVD.  If
> you happened to have an older (2.5 -> 2.7) system that was upgraded to
> remove BIND, it's fixable with 'pkg_radd bind96', rather than needing
> these additional tools.  Someone correct me if I'm not describing reality.


The first thing I did on my 2.7 test machine was to install the bind96
I just cannot live without host and dig.

Of course, the server part of the package is completely useless to me. A
minimal bind9-client pkgsrc package would be ideal, IMHO.

Francois Tigeot

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