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Old 05-30-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Where to get "Dig" on debian?


Hi,

I can't seem to find "dig" on my debian server. I have searched apt-cache but don't see it. Anyone know which debian package it is installed with?

Thanks,
Shawn
 
Old 05-31-2004, 07:39 AM   #2
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It should be installed by default (I would think?!?!), but BIND should definitely install it. dig is bundled with named and the related utilities.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 02:35 PM   #3
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The actual package is dnsutils, the bind installation suggested it. I thought it should have been there by default as well, but I guess not.

Thanks for the help.
Shawn
 
Old 05-31-2004, 10:22 PM   #4
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That's just plain weird. dig is part of the standard ISC BIND installation. Oh well, I guess the Debian maintainers came up with a "better" way to handle it (yes, the quotes imply sarcasm).
 
Old 06-01-2004, 01:23 AM   #5
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Did you install Debian on this server or is it a VPS, or dedicated server you are renting? I have a VPS that also doesn't have dig, or nslookup installed. I ended up installing host. Any other install of Debian I have done would install these by default.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 07:11 AM   #6
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I think they packaged it separately so you can have the tools dig, host, and nslookup without actually installing the name server. I know I found it useful.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:01 AM   #7
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It was a plain debian install from a mini ISO not a VPS or hosted account. It's funny because host and nslookup were already there but dig was not. I guess the important thing is that it is there now. Thanks for the help.

Shawn
 
  


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