Subject: Re: for bind9
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Mark Davies <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/18/2004 10:18:08
On Sunday 18 July 2004 06:25, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2004, Mark Davies wrote:
> > libspf-alt  (that milter-greylist uses) was the one I hit.
> Would bind8 need a too?

In reality probably not.

> What was the library that was needed?

I presume it was the threadsafe resolver routines.

> 			Do other operating systems provide 
> it native too?

Yes (I think), see below.

> Also maybe your should specifically check for the library
> or a include file header too?

There aren't any additional header files/libraries but as I said in the 
original message:
  It tests the version of the named binary when what you probably actually
  care about is the version of the resolver library but its much easier to get
  the BIND version from that and I'll assume that the two will be more or less
  in sync.

If someone can find a counter example we can make the test more complex but 
until then ...