cvs commit: src/contrib/bind9 - Imported sources

Jacques A. Vidrine nectar at
Mon Sep 20 11:29:28 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 11:19:03AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> This should have been discussed in public if we were to break with 8
> years of standard operating practice.

You need to come up with a better argument than "we did it that way for
8 years".

> How long is src/contrib/bind going to stick around?  Why does it need to
> exist at the same time as src/contrib/bind9?

BIND 9 is a completely different code base than BIND 8.  Importing
BIND 9 over BIND 8 would be very confusing from the point of view
of CVS history.  BIND 8 will be with the 4.x branch for a long time
still (e.g. I'm projecting May 2006 before we stop issuing security
advisories for 4.x).  It is very welcome that there will not be
entangled/interleaved history between FreeBSD 4.x/BIND 8 commits and
FreeBSD 5.x/BIND 9 commits.

Out of the 1,189 BIND 8 files and 2,100 BIND 9 files, there are only 8
files that are in the same place.  It would cause a confusing mess to
import this over src/contrib/bind and it would offer no benefit that I
can see.

Jacques A Vidrine / NTT/Verio
nectar at / jvidrine at / nectar at

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