On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Doug Barton <dougb@free...> wrote:
> On 07/08/2012 22:43, Avleen Vig wrote:
>> It would be silly not to keep bind-tools in base.
> Sounds easy, but not so much in practice. Keeping any of the code
> doesn't solve the problem of the release cycles not syncing up. And for
> the vast majority of users needs the tools we will import will be more
> than adequate.
The question I keep asking myself is:
"Is this best for the users?"
I can't convince myself that it is, at the moment.
While I completely agree with you reasons, and I do think that in an
ideal way they'd be good, I'm just not sure they are the best thing to
do for users.
Linux has `nscd` which is a nice caching resolver, but most
distributions still carry bind-tools in the default install.
Enough people expect the tools to be there, that getting rid of them
for almost any reason seems like a bad idea for low benefit.