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Building BIND for Solaris

  • Updated on 21 Dec 2016
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BIND is a direct drop-in for the default Solaris distribution if it is built with the following configure options (in addition to any other options that you need):

--prefix=/usr --with-libtool --bindir=/usr/sbin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --libdir=/usr/lib/dns --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var

This should result in the binaries and other files created when doing a make install being placed in the same directories as those provided with the Solaris package and thus replacing them.  It means that you then don't need to change any other scripts or configuration files on the system.

Warning - do this at your own risk!

We recommend that before doing a make install on your system with the above options that you first verify that the current BIND build on the system is located in these same directories as specified above.

Before installing BIND (particularly for the first time to replace the default distribution), it is advisable to perform a system backup.

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