Subject: pkg/25413: jwhois --with-cache violates principle of least surprise
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 04/30/2004 23:48:52
>Number:         25413
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       jwhois --with-cache violates principle of least surprise
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat May 01 03:49:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Bill Squier
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
Bill Squier (                

        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
Architecture: i386
Machine: 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
of choice.