Does a make world with NO_BIND=true also omit libresolv?
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Fri Dec 26 06:58:35 PST 2003
Hari Bhaskaran <subscr at spider.netmails.net> writes:
> Does a make world with NO_BIND=true also omit libresolv?
Sure looks like it to me.
> I have seen many references to using NO_BIND=true to avoid
> compiling the DNS 'server' bind (which I dont use). Does
> it also omit libresolv? Isn't libresolv an integral part of
> the OS? How would gethostbyname work without it?
Well, *bind* is considered a part of the base system, and therefore
you're expected to be on your own if you cut parts of it out. The
NO_BIND option is really intended for people who are installing DNS
> Any help is appreciated.
Hope that helps...
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area:
resume/CV at http://be-well.ilk.org:8088/~lowell/resume/
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