python-dns - DNS client module for Python

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name python-dns
Package version 2.3.6
Package release 3
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 124 B
Download size 25.35 KB
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This Python module provides an DNS API for looking up DNS entries from
within Python modules and applications. This module is a simple, lightweight
implementation. It is not as complete as python-dnspython, but is useful for
many common applications.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-dns_2.3.6-3_all.deb 2.3.6 all Ubuntu Universe
python-dns - - -


Name Value
python << 2.8
python >= 2.7
python:any >= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2


Type URL
Binary Package python-dns_2.3.6-3_all.deb
Source Package python-dns

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install python-dns deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install python-dns




2014-02-17 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.6-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/fix-named-perf to update to not require
the obolsete timing module (Closes: #694785)
* Bump standards version to 3.9.5 without further change
2013-08-06 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jakub Wilk ]
* Use canonical URIs for Vcs-* fields.
* Fix a typo in README.source.
[ Scott Kitterman ]
* Add debian/patches/pydns_timeout.patch to fix timeouts associated with
only one of several available nameservers being unavailable
(Closes: #718547):
- Only raise timeout error after trying all available servers
- Stop lookups once an answer is gotten
* Bump compat to 8 and debhelper build-dep to 8.1 for build-arch/indep
* Bump standards version to 3.9.4 without further change
2012-02-03 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Update debian/copyright
- Update debian/patches/examples-interpreter.diff since it was partly
addressed upstream
* Update watch file to point at pypi instead of sourceforge
* Correct debian/compat to match debhelper version required
2011-09-27 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* No change rebuild for transition to python2.7 as default
2011-04-15 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild for python transition
* Bump standards version to 3.9.2 without further change
2011-03-19 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- Drop debian/patches/lazy-revlookup.diff, function rewritten upstream
* Build-depends on python-all instead of python
* Bump standards version to 3.9.1 without further change
* Drop XB-Python-Version
* Switch XS-Python-Version to X-Python-Version and bump minimum version to
2010-12-04 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.4-5) experimental; urgency=low
* Rebuild in experimental for python2.7 support
2010-06-22 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Convert from CDBS to Debhelper 7
- Port debian/rules to DH 7 --with quilt plus overrides
- Drop cdbs from build-depends
- Add quilt to build-depends
- Update debian/README.source
- Bump debhelper version requirement
- Change compat to 7
- Remove cdbs generated pycompat
* Convert from python-central to dh_python2
- Drop build-depends on python-central
- Version build-depend on python (>- 2.6.5.-2~)
- Add --with python2 to debian/rules
* Improve short and long description
* Drop DM-Upload-Allowed
2010-04-14 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Replace debian/patches/lazy-revlookup.diff with a better patch from
Julian Mehnle - Thanks
2010-04-04 - Scott Kitterman <>
python-dns (2.3.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/lazy-revlookup.diff to fix DNS.revlookup crash when
the lookup returns a DNS server error
* Bump standards version to 3.8.4 without further change

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