[dns-operations] Sad news today: systemd-resolved to be deployed in Ubuntu 16.10

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Fri Jun 3 14:29:57 UTC 2016

On 06/03/2016 02:12 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> Ondřej Surý wrote:
>> I already spoke to Martin, and he is very open about that decision
>> (it's still very early in the development cycle), so I think that
>> this still might be reverted if we don't slip into systemd-ranting
>> and provide reasons why this has bad design (not just bugs).
> systemd, launchd, and libc, and mpr, and every other place where dns
> client logic is needed, should just link against getdns, and not try to
> understand or to improve upon the best available dns client logic.

That's not very realistic, particularly for libc:

$ ldd /usr/lib64/libgetdns.so.1
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffdf7d85000)
	libunbound.so.2 => /lib64/libunbound.so.2 (0x00007f2c78da5000)
	libidn.so.11 => /lib64/libidn.so.11 (0x00007f2c78b71000)
	libssl.so.10 => /lib64/libssl.so.10 (0x00007f2c788ff000)
	libcrypto.so.10 => /lib64/libcrypto.so.10 (0x00007f2c7849f000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f2c780d8000)
	libevent-2.0.so.5 => /lib64/libevent-2.0.so.5 (0x00007f2c77e8d000)
	libpython3.5m.so.1.0 => /lib64/libpython3.5m.so.1.0 (0x00007f2c779be000)
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f2c777a1000)
	libgssapi_krb5.so.2 => /lib64/libgssapi_krb5.so.2 (0x00007f2c77554000)
	libkrb5.so.3 => /lib64/libkrb5.so.3 (0x00007f2c7726e000)
	libcom_err.so.2 => /lib64/libcom_err.so.2 (0x00007f2c7706a000)
	libk5crypto.so.3 => /lib64/libk5crypto.so.3 (0x00007f2c76e36000)
	libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f2c76c32000)
	libz.so.1 => /lib64/libz.so.1 (0x00007f2c76a1c000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000561536183000)
	libutil.so.1 => /lib64/libutil.so.1 (0x00007f2c76819000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f2c7650f000)
	libkrb5support.so.0 => /lib64/libkrb5support.so.0 (0x00007f2c76300000)
	libkeyutils.so.1 => /lib64/libkeyutils.so.1 (0x00007f2c760fa000)
	libresolv.so.2 => /lib64/libresolv.so.2 (0x00007f2c75edf000)
	libselinux.so.1 => /lib64/libselinux.so.1 (0x00007f2c75cb8000)
	libpcre.so.1 => /lib64/libpcre.so.1 (0x00007f2c75a47000)

I have not investigated whether it is possible to trim things down.  It 
would probably need custom builds of libunbound and OpenSSL with mangled 


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