FreeBSD Port: bind-8.3.7

Daniel Briley daniel.briley at
Mon Jan 17 15:50:46 PST 2005

Hi Doug,

A couple of questions about the bind ports.

Firstly, I'd like to be able to do a fresh install of bind8 on a 5.2.1 box
that I'm just tinkering about with, but when I try and do a 'make deinstall
&& make clean && make install' or anything similar it won't re-install all
the default config files in /etc/namedb/ (I've tried deleting the old
folder). I'm guessing the package won't write into those folders if you've
had bind installed previously. Can I over-ride this?

Secondly, is it possible to use bind9 on a 5.2.1 box? When I tried to
install the bind9 port, it installed bind8.

This is only a box that I use to tinker about with, I'm a complete FreeBSD

Many thanks for your help.

Daniel Briley

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