sparc64/72731: sparc64, 5.3-BETA7, "host" command doesn't work

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Fri Oct 15 06:00:48 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR sparc64/72731; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU>
To: Blechinger Robert <rblechinger at>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: sparc64/72731: sparc64, 5.3-BETA7, "host" command doesn't work
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 08:50:17 -0400

 On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 12:02:31PM +0000, Blechinger Robert wrote:
 > >Description:
 > the command "host" doesn't work. ALL lookups ends in failure.
 > even if you specify an external nameserver.
 > nameresoltion of other system commands are working fine ( netstat, who, nslookup, arp )
 > on 5.2.1 there was no problem. this problem occoured after upgrading to 5.3beta AND updating time_t to 64bits. i followed excatly what is written in  /usr/src/UPDATING.64BTT
 > i upgraded severaltimes to newest beta number, and also cleaned the whole source tree an rebuild multiple times "world, kernel"
 > Here a short part of CLI:
 > rblechinger at nuntius:~>host
 > Host not found, try again.
 > rblechinger at nuntius:~>host
 > Using domain server
 It's working fine for me on machines that have been upgraded in a
 manner like you describe.
 Are you sure you're using the system's version of the host command?
 Can you check by doing 'which host' to make sure it's not a version
 that got installed as part of a port please?  It should say "/usr/bin/host".
 						Ken Smith
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