Subject: Re: pkg/20810: net/host patch fuzz, missing MASTER SITES, and conflicts
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/20/2003 13:01:35
[ On Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 14:31:51 (-0800), wrote: ]
> Subject: pkg/20810: net/host patch fuzz, missing MASTER SITES, and conflicts
> Also, the MASTER SITE doesn't have the download anymore.

That's sad to hear....

> (Another mirror also doesn't
> have it anymore.) I know the FTP server has it... but does anyone know
> the official download site?
> Maybe Greg Wood's version should be used instead. 

I would indeed appreciate if it were included in NetBSD pkgsrc.

It might even be good to directly integrate the modern version of 'host'
into the base NetBSD release.

Since the original has now been withdrawn from distribution by NIKHEF I
will create an official full release of my version very soon and
announce it on Freshmeat, etc.  I guess I'll also release my versions of
vrfy, ping, and mabye even traceroute too.

> And it should conflict with the bind* packages  (since have
> bin/host and host.1). I did not provide patch for that.

No, that's not the correct solution -- the only correct solution is to
never ever build the broken old versions of "host" distributed by ISC.

(which of course means the ancient broken old verison of host included
in NetBSD should never ever be built and used either!)

								Greg A. Woods

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