[CentOS] strange RPM dependency observed in CentOS 7

Wed Dec 9 13:15:17 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/9/20 1:28 AM, Walter H. wrote:
> On 08.12.2020 15:12, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 02:54:03PM +0100, Walter H. wrote:
>>> Yes, then the interesting question, how can I make use of these
>>> GeoIP-features when
>>> doing these e.g.
>>> nslookup    200:470:17:55::1
>>> nslookup
>>> nslookup   www.centos.org
>>> host     www.centos.org
>> Looking at the source, it looks like the geoip-related functions are
>> only called in the 'named' code and the libdns library.  I don't see
>> any features in dig, host or nslookup for looking up countries based
>> on IP.  However, the GeoIP package has a 'geoiplookup' command that
>> looks up a country from an IP.
> wouldn't it be a good idea to split this, so that 'bind-utils' has no
> dependency of neither GeoIP nor geoipupdate,
> like it is in CentOS 6?
> (on systems where the bind-utils are used, mostly no GeoIP is used - DNS
> vs. Web)

Maybe .. but we don't design things .. we build source code.  That is
not a decision CentOS Linux makes.