Re: local nameserver support

On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 16:59 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 16:25 -0500, Daniel Gryniewicz wrote:
> > Let me qualify.  Gentoo doesn't install bind on every install.  You have
> > to install it separately. 
> Neither does Fedora, but:
> >  So, since I have to install something anyway,
> I'd imagine that Gentoo's package system supports dependencies, right?
> Why couldn't the Gentoo NetworkManager package just depend on bind?
> That's what I plan to do for the Fedora package.

Yes, that's quite possible, but the point is that I don't want bind on
my laptop, when something like dnsmasq is *better* for this purpose.
(Does Fedora not have a dnsmasq package?  I find that really hard to

> > I would very much prefer dnsmasq to bind.
> One approach would be to make the current 
> nm-named-manager.c a GInterface, and have specific implementations like
> nm-named-manager-bind9.c and nm-named-manager-dnsmasq.c that could be
> chosen at compile time.

That would be fine with me, and would work fine with gentoo.  You'd have
a use flag for dnsmasq and one for bind, and that would determine which
to depend on and build.


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