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Re: mDNS in base image
On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 9:23 PM Greg Troxel <gdt%lexort.com@localhost> wrote:
> Vitaly Shevtsov <shev.vt1984%gmail.com@localhost> writes:
> > What's the point having mDNS in base image instead of installing it
> > from pkgsrc when it's really needed?
> This can be said of a fairly large number of things in base. The
> question becomes what is normal/core, and what is extra. One
> consideration is that base is cross compiled, where pkgsrc does not
> really work cross.
> mdnsd seems quite normal to want on a machine, and I expect it's used
> more often than an authoritative nameserver or a DHCP server, and
> perhaps on par with an MTA.
> So your question is based on a faulty premise, that things are evicted
> from base if it's possible to build them from pkgsrc.
> Things are occasionally removed from base if there is broad consensus
> that the overall NetBSD user community would be better off within them
> in base. So far, I see no reason to think mdnsd is one of them.
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