Libraries linked to

Petr Mensik pemensik at
Fri Oct 19 15:34:47 UTC 2018

Hi unbound users!

I am comaintainer of Fedora unbound package. I was considering enabling
--enable-systemd and --enable-dnstap in our unbound. It is somehow
invasive however. Our unbound package has library part (unbound-libs)
and daemon package (unbound) separated. Daemon requires library package.
Both systemd and dnstap are linked into library itself. But I think
clients using unbound library cannot take any advantage from them.

I cannot find a reason why they should anyway. libunbound is popular for
DNSSEC verification. That is great. But is there a simple way to unbound
have only required dependencies like SSL, LZMA linked into? If I enable
those features, every package linking libunbound will depend also on
dnstap and systemd libraries. Is there any plan to move some libraries
only to unbound daemon? Is there reason why it is the current way? How
is it handled on other distributions?

Best Regards,
Petr Menšík
Software Engineer
Red Hat,
email: pemensik at  PGP: 65C6C973

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