Subject: Re: New amd missing hesiod support
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/01/1997 13:02:18
In article <> (Geoff Adams) writes:
>For several years, now, I've been using exclusively hesiod for amd
>mount maps (among other things).  I simply have a couple local patches
>to turn on hesiod support in amd that I place in my union-mount build
>tree before I make the world, and it's worked great.
>Last week, I noticed a new amd was incorporated into -current.  At
>first, I was pleased, since I haven't heard anything new about amd for
>years.  Unfortunately, I noticed that it's been merged into -current
>completely devoid of hesiod support.  Specifically, the file
>info_hes.c is missing.
>I understand that most people don't use hesiod, so I have no problems
>with it being turned off by default in amd/config/Makefile.config
>(although I could argue that libhesiod.a is a whole 13k on sparc, and
>it might be nice to include it in NetBSD), but the current situation
>is a bit less useful to me.  And I can't seem to find any reference to
>where to look for the latest (complete) distribution of amd, now
>apparently known as am-utils.

I don't have access to libhesiod, so the amd configuration script does not
find hesiod support so it skips it. I'd be glad to add the missing files
and even make libhesiod.a part of the standard distribution if others agree,
but having no access to the source I cannot do that.