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Intelligent whois client by Marco d'Itri

Author's description:

In 1999 I wrote this Whois client from scratch because the alternatives were obsolete or bloated.

This client is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate whois server for most queries.

The internal database is often more accurate than IANA's published one, but please send me any information you have regarding domains and network resources which are not correctly handled by the program.

Because of historical reasons this package also contains the mkpasswd program, which can be used to encrypt a password with crypt(3).

The canonical distribution point for releases of the program is http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/whois/ .

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Application versions: 
File whois-5.2.9-0.armv7hl.rpm65.4 KB02/08/2015 - 15:47
File whois-5.2.9-0.src_.rpm92.37 KB04/08/2015 - 13:30

--Initial build for Sailfish


Louis's picture

Can you please make a x86 build for my tablet? :)


Compiled it myself. Get it here: http://www92.zippyshare.com/d/O3kQgAsq/8272/whois-5.2.9-0.i586.rpm

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Nice, why don't you upload to openrepos?

Glad you saved me the hassle of learning how to cross compile ;)

Louis's picture

It's uploaded. Hope it okay i borrowed your screenshot ;)

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Not at all :)

Louis's picture

I compiled it directly on my tablet.

How do you compile apps for Sailfish?

You should also be able to compile using the VM in the SDK.

I'll upload my package this doing this week :)

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Sometimes I use the SDK (if it's an actual "app"), but when it's a utility I often compile directly on the phone - I use a Fairphone 2 for daily use now so the original Jolla Phone is a nice test device!

Thanks for uploading, I don't have an x86 sailfish device but the more people who know how to compile and share useful utilities to openrepos the better for all of us!

Louis's picture

No problem :)

I've requested to be a publisher. Just waiting to be accepted.

How does the Fairphone 2 run for you with Sailfish? Are you using sfdroid?



Feathers_McGraw's picture

It's great, Mal- has been hard at work ironing out the few remaining bugs. I think the software will last as long as the hardware :)

Louis's picture

Cool. Can you do without official Android app support? :)

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Yeah, even on the official Jolla I made the decision not to use AlienDalvik so I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. If Jolla as a company goes under, the community doesn't stand much chance of maintaining AD, but the rest of SFOS should continue to work just fine. Not a fan of relying on proprietary software for that reason! If sfdroid gets released for FP2 I'll be all over it though :)

Louis's picture

Awesome. Did you buy your Fairphone prior to the Jolla partnership announcement or after? :)

Feathers_McGraw's picture

Before, I think. The Jolla partnership is mainly about bringing the commercial parts of SFOS to Fairphone, and I'm not really bothered about AD or exchange support.

My original jolla started playing up and I looked at the libhybris support tabke on the mer wiki and decided based on that, thinking FP2 would be quite an attractive development target because the HW is supposed to be repaired so people might hang on to it for longer.