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> Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 21:39:41 -0500
> From: Chris Lawrence <quango@watervalley.net>
> To: Debian-Devel List <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
> Subject: Strategy: DNS server in main for potato?
> Message-ID: <[🔎] 19990905213941.A12444@watervalley.net>
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> Since new versions of bind are going to be non-free, we need a
> strategy to include a DFSG-free DNS server in potato.  The options, as
> I see them, are:
> 1. Use DENTS (http://www.dents.org/); however, it may not make the
>    November freeze date.  And it's not BIND (which everyone who
>    is/should be setting up a DNS server "knows".)
> 2. Use the last DFSG-free BIND (8.1.2?).  We'll need some strategy for
>    it to coexist with current BIND releases, though.  And it is
>    unlikely to be maintained upstream.
> 3. Somehow separate the DNSSEC code from new BIND releases.  I suspect
>    this will be very hard.
> I do think a DNS server is an essential part of any serious
> distribution (particularly Debian, which is aimed at power users).
> Option 2 is probably the most feasible, but perhaps we should look at
> making DENTS compatible with BIND configurations (or include a
> conversion tool).

DENTS seems to depend on bits from gnome -- glib in particular. Is this so

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