perl: Net::DNS requires Win32::IPHelper

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Aug 23 15:19:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 23 16:34, Reini Urban wrote:
> 2010/8/23 Corinna Vinschen <BZZZZZ!!!>


> > Why does the Net::DNS module, which provides only a resolver API, depend
> > on a Win32-related package at all?  Cygwin 1.7 provides a BSD compatible
> > resolver API (res_init, res_query, etc) which should be used, just like
> > on Linux.  Does the module erroneously treat Cygwin as Windows target?
> > If so, that should be fixed.
> Sure. It's entirely stupid for Net::DNS to treat cygwin same as MSWin32.
> A good catch by Yaakov. Wonder why I never had any issue with that.
> I'll come up with a better cygwin resolver for Net::DNS, which does not need
> a slow and always broken Win32::API + Win32::IPHelper.
> Behind my proxy using Net::DNS::Resolver::UNIX on cygwin worked okay,
> but I'll test again at home and bump perl then.



Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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