Conflict between avahi and howl/mDNSResponder

Sam Lawrance boris at
Sat Jul 8 01:00:43 UTC 2006

On 07/07/2006, at 7:25 PM, Willy Picard wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 09:55:11PM +1000, Sam Lawrance wrote:
>> On 06/07/2006, at 9:11 PM, Willy Picard wrote:
>>> Currently, avahi conflicts with howl/mDNSResponder. As a user of   
>>> KDE, I have
>>> plenty of applications that depend on mDNSResponder. But at the   
>>> same time, I
>>> am a user of, Firefox, eclipse and many others  
>>> that  depend on
>>> avahi (mainly because of gnome-vfs). The current conflict has the  
>>> following
>>> consequence: I cannot update the applications that depend on  
>>> avahi  because
>>> avahi cannot be updated. Therefore, my question is the following:  
>>> what
>>> should I do to have Firefox, and the like updated?  
>>> Should I
>>> delete  avahi and force a dependence of these applications with
>>> howl/mDNSResponder?  Should I wait till Gnome and KDE find an  
>>> agreement on
>>> this conflict :) ?
>> This has been raised a number of times, check the archives.
> First, thank you very much for this very interesting  
> contribution!!! This is a
> real good piece of help!

I thought so too, I'm glad you're enthusiastic about it

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