When trying to configure the package on amd64 I get the flowing
checking for res_search... no
checking for res_search in -lresolv... no
configure: error: Cannot find resolver support routine res_search
This is because the configure script does not include resolv.h to
test for it. The real name of the function in the library is
_res_search. On arches that existed before glibc 2.2 there is a
weak alias that makes res_search work.
I was trying to fix the configure script myself but it failed
because I seem to be unable to make the new versions of
configure. Any hint on how to make them?
That will regenerate the configure scripts. If your patch is
sufficiently general I'll pass it upstream.
Here is the patch.