Subject: pkg/25413: jwhois --with-cache violates principle of least surprise
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2004 23:48:52
>Synopsis: jwhois --with-cache violates principle of least surprise
>Arrival-Date: Sat May 01 03:49:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Bill Squier
>Release: NetBSD 2.0_BETA
Bill Squier (firstname.lastname@example.org) http://www.netbsd.org
I know I don't deserve another chance, but this _is_ America,
and as an American, aren't I entitled to one? --Sideshow Bob.
System: NetBSD hastur.home 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (GENERIC) #1: Tue Apr 6 22:08:33 EDT 2004 groo@yog-sothoth:/u2/obj/2.0/i386/usr/src-20/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
net/jwhois is build by default with the --with-cache configure argument.
This is quite surprising when the average user doesn't realize jwhois caches
data locally, and can cause heart-attack-like symptoms when said user thinks
his domain renewal didn't go through.
This option should be controlled by a variable, and default to off, just like
the original distribution.
Renew a domain. Use jwhois 24 hours later and begin to swear at your registrar