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Re: lynx-dev Sun patch help

From: Nelson Henry Eric
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Sun patch help
Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 11:40:27 +0900 (JST)

> > I just looked at the patch involved, and *bingo* it is the most PAIN IN
> > THE ASS patch there is. It's a libc patch, which involves bringing the
> > machine down into single-user mode and VERY VERY VERY carefully
> > replacing the libc files. If it's done wrong, basically it means hours

True, but there is absolutely no reason to do it (unless you want to save
ping and telnet, too).  If this guy/gal is really a "sysadm" (I'm the first
to admit that I am not -- but it also means if I can do it anyone can.) he
would have no trouble compiling the latest bind.  He/She'll get a much more
powerful DNS to boot.  The latest bind is designed very carefully not to be
installed over a previous in.named, and the library and header files are
installed under /usr/local.  Actually, as far as Lynx goes, all you want is
the new resolver library, libbind.a.  Set the environment variable RESOLVLIB
to lbind, e.g. (for csh), "setenv RESOLVLIB -lbind", before compiling Lynx.
Be sure your compiler can find the new bind library, AND that you have
destroyed or completely replaced the old header files with the new ones that
come with the bind distribution.

Then sit back and save yourself "hours of more headaches".


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