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[Unbound-users] Unbound release 1.4.12

lst_hoe02 at
Mon Jul 18 23:13:43 CEST 2011

Zitat von Andrew Savchenko <bircoph at>:

> Hello,
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:45:27 +0200 lst_hoe02 at wrote:
>> May i ask if it is really needed to exclude ldns from tarball? It was
>> really handy to not download yet-another-tarball have a look at the
>> checksums and move it to the right destination, than do configure/make
>> for the libs and start over with unbound again. How many people
>> actually need it to be excluded?
> This is a standard Unix-way to split projects into small, reusable and
> replaceable pieces. As a Gentoo user I highly appreciate that bundled
> package was removed from the tarball. This is a Gentoo policy to
> use system libraries instead of bundled libs whenever possible, and
> this is the very good policy I must say: this way system is kept
> up-to-date for all affected applications.

I fully agree from a package point of view, but it was only *optional*  
to build unbound with builtin ldns. If there are system-wide ldns  
libraries it was also easy to use them. It was even the default to do  
so, no?
So what kind of problem is solved by making it harder to manage  
unbound installed from source? Is it a real problem if some other  
tools are linked against another version of ldns?
Either way i think we really reached a dead end here so i take it as  
it is and will have a look if it is still worth the effort to compile  
from source.