Subject: Re: Bind 8.2.2p5 pulled up to -release?
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/28/1999 14:23:08
Hash: SHA1

On Sun, 28 Nov 1999, Rick Byers wrote:

>> In the mean time, note that the net/bind8 package in pkgsrc has been
>> updated to 8.2.2p5, so you at least have an easy, standard way to do
>> this install...
>What are the issues with having two copies of bind installed (one in
>/usr/pkg, one in /usr/sbin)?  Doesn't bind put stuff in libc, or is that
>all in libresolv now?  Once the pkgsrc version is installed, is it safe to
>remove all of the bind binaries in /usr/sbin - just to be safe?  (I don't
>like leaving ANY insecure code around, since some other admin might
>accidentially use it).

The resolver code in libc is actually completely separate from the
current version of the bind server code installed -- in fact the current
libc resolver code is bind4 based, although I understand that this is
slated to be replaced at some poing in the not-too-distant future.  In
order to start up the pkgsrc version of bind8, just change `named
$named_flags' to `/usr/pkg/sbin/named $named_flags' in /etc/rc, and
you're off.  It should indeed be safe to remove the base system's named
utilities at that point, if you wish.

- -- 
				Jim Wise

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