Re: dns/bind916 builds rust unexpectedly

From: Chris <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 20:03:24 UTC
On 2023-09-25 11:38, Guido Falsi wrote:
> 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.

Couldn't one overcome this problem by using an antioxidant, or even a rust 
remover? ;-)
Sorry. Couldn't resist.

>> 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.