[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#433030: avahi-daemon: uses /usr/bin/host but doesn't depend on it

Pablo Barbáchano pablobarbachano at yahoo.es
Fri Jul 13 20:33:47 UTC 2007

Package: avahi-daemon
Version: 0.6.20-2
Severity: important

I was trying to use the foo.local resolution and was having no luck. I
found this in /usr/lib/avahi/avahi-daemon-check-dns.sh

  OUT=`LC_ALL=C host -t soa local. 2>&1`
  if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
    if echo "$OUT" | egrep -vq 'has no|not found'; then

however the package doesn't depend on host. 

More problems: there is more than one "host" program:

%  host -t soa local.       
local does not exist, try again
% dpkg -S /usr/bin/host
host: /usr/bin/host

The one that avahi-daemon seems to want is bind9-host 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages avahi-daemon depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.104      add and remove users and groups
ii  dbus                          1.1.1-3    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libavahi-common3              0.6.20-2   Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-core5                0.6.20-2   Avahi's embeddable mDNS/DNS-SD lib
ii  libc6                         2.6-2      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap1                       1:1.10-14  support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libdaemon0                    0.12-0.1   lightweight C library for daemons
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.1.1-3    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexpat1                     1.95.8-3.4 XML parsing C library - runtime li
ii  lsb-base                      3.1-23.1   Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip

Versions of packages avahi-daemon recommends:
ii  libnss-mdns                   0.10-3     NSS module for Multicast DNS name 

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