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Bug 137191 - sys-auth/nss-mdns postinst message
Summary: sys-auth/nss-mdns postinst message
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-18 10:50 UTC by Sven Wegener
Modified: 2006-06-23 20:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Sven Wegener gentoo-dev 2006-06-18 10:50:41 UTC
The avahi/nss-dns upstream maintainer approached me, requesting that we touch up our postinst message. Something like this should be better:

--- nss-mdns-0.8.ebuild 3 Jun 2006 19:05:24 -0000       1.2
+++ nss-mdns-0.8.ebuild 18 Jun 2006 17:47:54 -0000
@@ -34,17 +34,18 @@
        ewarn "You must modify your name service switch look up file to enable"
        ewarn "multicast DNS lookups.  If you wish to resolve only IPv6 addresses"
-       ewarn "use mdns6.  For IPv4 addresses only, use mdns4.  To resolve both"
-       ewarn "use mdns2.  Keep in mind that mdns2 will be slower if there are no"
-       ewarn "IPv6 addresses on the network.  There are minimal (mdns?_minimal)"
-       ewarn "for slightly faster resolution which do not wait for timeouts."
+       ewarn "use mdns6.  For IPv4 addresses only, use mdns4.  To resolve both,"
+       ewarn "use mdns.  Keep in mind that mdns will be slower if there are no"
+       ewarn "IPv6 addresses published via mDNS on the network.  There are also"
+       ewarn "minimal (mdns?_minimal) libraries, which only lookup .local hosts"
+       ewarn "and 169.254.x.x addresses."
        ewarn "Add the appropriate mdns into the hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf"
        ewarn "An example line looks like:"
-       einfo "hosts:   files mdns4 dns"
+       einfo "hosts:   files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4"
-       ewarn "Add any domains other than those ending in .local to"
-       ewarn "/etc/mdns.allow"
+       ewarn "If you want to perform mDNS lookups for domains other than the ones"
+       ewarn "ending in .local, add them to /etc/mdns.allow"
        ebeep 5
        epause 10
Comment 1 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-21 13:07:17 UTC
compnerd, are you around?
Comment 2 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-23 20:20:34 UTC
commited to portage without a revbump