named/bind98... rather ports usage and base interaction.

Chris Rees utisoft at
Fri Mar 23 16:52:50 UTC 2012

On 23 Mar 2012 15:41, "Jason Hellenthal" <jhellenthal at> wrote:
> Hey Doug,
> Do you know of anything we could do to stop the following from happening
> ?
> If you set world to build without BIND and it is your intention to use
> bind from ports... upon running (make delete-old) from source it
> attempts to remove empty directories from /etc/named/*. When doing this
> it can only remove empty directories and since master & slave usually
> will have something in it on most systems dynamic gets removed but left
> to be re-created from /etc/rc.d/named on the next boot.
> Do you think it would be possible to "for say" create a
> USING_BIND_FROM_PORTS make.conf var that could be compared during the
> (make delete-old) stage so it does not attempt to do anything with
> /etc/named/* ? but yet still allow it to operate on the rest of the
> stale files.

Would it be too hackish to have a file .keepme in the dynamic directory?


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