Whois-5.1.1

Introduction to Whois

Whois is a client-side application which queries the whois directory service for information pertaining to a particular domain name. This package by default will install two programs: whois and mkpasswd. The mkpasswd command is also installed by the Expect-5.45 package.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Whois Dependencies

Optional

libidn-1.28

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/whois

Installation of Whois

Build the application with:

make

You can install the whois program, the mkpasswd program, and the locale files independently. Control your choice of what is installed with the following commands issued as the root user:

[Note]

Note

Installing this version of mkpasswd will overwrite the same command installed by Expect-5.45.

make prefix=/usr install-whois
make prefix=/usr install-mkpasswd
make prefix=/usr install-pos

Command Explanations

HAVE_LIBIDN=1: This make variable adds internationalized string handling support to whois.

Contents

Installed Programs: whois and mkpasswd
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

whois

is a client-side application which queries the whois directory service for information pertaining to a particular domain name.

Last updated on 2014-02-17 23:16:31 +0000