The BSD Dreamer beastie at
Sun Jan 11 03:25:33 UTC 2015

On 2015-01-09 07:42, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> +--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:
> named_program="/usr/local/sbin/named"
> 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.

But, it was a huge and sudden pain for it to suddenly disappear and break 

I can only abandon FreeBSD as our DNS platform as fast as replacement systems 

Why have we decided that we're going to cease FreeBSD for our DNS servers 
(after I had made such a strong case for FreeBSD?)  Count the PORTREVISIONs 
to bind before 9.9.4 and after.  Plus look at all the other annoying changes 
in those PORTREVISIONs without that things have been working fine for the 
rest of us before.

I should've been home hours ago...if I haven't been stuck dealing with 
bizarre problems caused by updating a bunch of packages.

Now I have update nagios-plugins, since base nslookup is gone.  Does it end?

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