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Old 04-17-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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Question bind9-host? Do I need it?


What is this package used for? Do I need it? If yes, then, Why...?
 
Old 04-17-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
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It is a DNS server
http://www.bind9.net/

You don't need it, if you use the DNS server from your provider.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 11:56 PM   #3
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I'd want to know its associated library packages too? How can I find that out?
 
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as root type
Code:
apt-cache show bind9
Code:
apt-cache show bind9-host
 
Old 04-18-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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You don't need it, if you use the DNS server from your provider.
Nor do you need it if you use a different DNS server, most of which are easier to configure and maintain.


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I'd want to know its associated library packages too?
Why?
It seems likely that the conclusion is that you don't need it, so why would you need to know the library packages for an app that you don't need?

Even if you did make the mistake (I'm assuming) of installing it, why would you need to know the library packages? Assuming that you use synaptic, what would synaptic do if you asked it to install something for which the relevant libraries were not installed? Similarly, if you decided to de-install something, what would happen to redundant libraries?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 06:35 AM   #6
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It seems likely that the conclusion is that you don't need it, so why would you need to know the library packages for an app that you don't need?
The update manager is asking for it...actually it is asking for a whole lot of things...
 
  


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