Re: dns/bind916 builds rust unexpectedly

From: Guido Falsi <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 18:33:24 UTC
On 25/09/23 19:50, Gareth de Vaux wrote:
> On Mon 2023-09-25 (17:38), Guido Falsi wrote:
>> This one, which calls in py-cryptography which requires rust.
> Thanks
>> There is a more general aspect to this. In the rest of the unix world
>> software is now almost universally build using CI systems and buildboxes,
>> people use binary packages almost all the time in linux. Developers don't
>> care to keep low overhead in their builds and with dependency. The ports
>> tree cannot mitigate this external pressure.
> Understood. Though the situation you point out has been around for decades
> and this is the first time I've encountered such a chaotic result.

One can drive a car without using seat belts for years without any 
injury [1], dies this mean seat belts are unnecessary?

[1] if he is lucky enough to never cause or be involved (without any 
blame) in a crash, even minor one.

Guido Falsi <>