Re: dns/bind916 builds rust unexpectedly

From: Guido Falsi <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 18:38:37 UTC
On 25/09/23 20:33, Guido Falsi wrote:
> 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.

Anyway, in this specific case, simply be ready to see rust being 
requested as a build dependency of more and more software.

Not that I approve, or disapprove, for that matter, of it, but this is 
the direction we're headed to.

> 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 <>