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Re: minires-0.95 - a new package ready for review wrote:
On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 06:51:46AM -0400, Sergey Okhapkin wrote:

libresolv is a standalone library on many unixes, for example BIND
installs this lib. I see no reason to include the library into newlib,
let's keep it standalone.

newlib has standalone libraries now.  Putting it in newlib gets it into
the cygwin distribution automatically.  You don't have to know that it
has to be selected.

Yes, especially since the great EL/IX III import :-D

Alternately, we could also make the resolver package part of the base
distribution and/or have the cygwin package depend on it.

We should make it easier on the developer, packaging it with the rest of the newlib/cygwin package just makes sense. Not to dispute this with anyone, but again, this is something that is core functionality in this day and age. Although tenuous, I might point to Debian or RedHat or even MacOS X and ask: is libresolve distributed separate from the package the libc/libm dll is in? I think putting it into a separate import/dll library makes sense and is consistent with how linux/bsd/sun do it.


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