Mathieu Arnold mat at
Fri Jan 9 13:42:53 UTC 2015

+--On 8 janvier 2015 19:44:09 -0800 Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
| Can you please explain why this option was removed? It's been in the
| ports for over 13 years, and lots of users utilized it.
| I realize that BIND is no longer in the base in 10.x, but that would
| be a reason to make the option conditional, to continue to support the
| substantial user base that is still on 8.x and 9.x.

I only removed it from bind99, it was never there in bind910.  I removed it
because it was a poor design idea to begin with, and it was making the port
harder to maintain.  Also, it was overwriting files in the base system,
which is a thing we do not want to do.

All you need to do is add:


to your rc.conf, like the message says when you install the port.

It was a bit like the /usr/bin/perl symlink, it was time for it to go.

Mathieu Arnold

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