Subject: Re: BIND8 upgrade?
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/02/2004 18:31:32
[ On Monday, February 2, 2004 at 05:43:56 (+0700), Robert Elz wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: BIND8 upgrade? 
>     Date:        Sun, 1 Feb 2004 14:50:36 -0500 (EST)
>     From:        "Greg A. Woods" <>
>     Message-ID:  <>
>   | Creating a net/bind9-current that used the publicly avaliable 20021217
>   | snapshot would be the only way for pkgsrc to go,
> That is what used to exist, until a couple of weeks ago.   That was
> removed.   The question is why.   Re-instating that package was what
> I asked be done.   That's all.

Ah, OK, now I think I've untangled some of the twists of this thread in
my mind!  ;-)

As you know the commit message for the removal says:

revision 1.43
date: 2004/01/08 15:04:02;  author: tron;  state: dead;  lines: +1 -1
Remove very outdated "bind9-current" package.

I think that echo's pretty much what I said.

I still don't think its appropriate for pkgsrc to offer something that
isn't really what it's name would imply to most people.

Also from what I've read on the bind9-workers mailing list it would seem
the 20021217 snapshot is likely to be completely irrellevant for any of
the purposes a "snapshot" release like it would ever have been created.
I would guess that important parts of the upcoming 9.3 codebase have
changed quite significantly in the past year.

I'm not even really sure why the 20021217 snapshot is still available
from ISC.  Others on the bind9-workers list have claimed from time to
time to be running it in production, but various ISC developers have
hinted that it's not anywhere near production quality.  Unfortunately
the phrase "it's in 9.3" seems to be included in the answer to many a
question on the list, and yet with no publicly visible progress on 9.3
in over a year this has lead to some understandable expressions of

If you have to run it for some reason then I'd recommend just installing
it by hand from the sources.  :-)

						Greg A. Woods

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