Results of BIND RFC

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Apr 2 08:55:10 UTC 2010

In message <20100402013353.f544e8ad.stas at>, Stanislav Sedov writes:
>On Fri, 02 Apr 2010 17:26:13 +0900
>Randy Bush <randy at> mentioned:

>Ports doesn't support cross-compilation yet,
>and it would be a pity to find yourself
>bootstrapping another tiny arm platform and
>having to use ports to have a usable system.

The result of the RFC was that bind is not a mandatory component
to make "a usable system", so you argument suffers from bad logic.

The fact that you want BIND on your arm, is no different from
somebody else wanting postfix on a MIPS.

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