Proper FreeBSD installation practices

Alvaro J. Gurdián AJGurdian at
Tue Jan 31 14:56:48 PST 2006

I used sysinstall to look for it: the chose 
configure->packages->ftp->main site->package selection->DNS
in there I saw several versions of BIND but 9.3.1 was the newest.

What am I doing wrong?  I chose FTP to try to get the most up to date 
info....what happened?

I see 9.3.2 on Fresh ports, why not thru sysinstall?

On Jan 31, 2006, at 5:01 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:

> In the last episode (Jan 31), Alvaro J. Gurdin said:
>> I just installed FreeBSD 6.0 on a computer I want to use to test BIND.
>> The newest release is 9.3.2, but the one installed with FreeBSD 6.0 is
>> 9.3.1.  Since according to the ISC's website there are a few bugs in
>> 9.3.1, I decided to upgrade.
>> I then looked over the ports and found versions going up to 9.3.1.  So
> The bind9 port has been at 9.3.2 since late December, actually (8 days
> after the upstream release).
>> I downloaded the neccessary files from ISC's ftp.  But I started
>> wondering, where would the most appropriate place to install BIND be?
>> My current version is installed in /usr/sbin/named, but the default
>> install goes to /usr/local/sbin/named.
>> Should I let the install go to it's default location, rename
>> /usr/sbin/named to /usr/sbin/named9.3.1 and then symlink
>> /usr/local/sbin/named to /usr/sbin/named?
>> Or, should I tell the proper install flag to install named in
>> /usr/sbin, and overwrite the previous version?( after all, I am not
>> going to use it )
>> I am planning to put BIND in a sandbox anyway......I ask this mainly 
>> to
>> find out about common practices.
> Easier to just set named_program=/usr/local/sbin/named in rc.conf and
> use the included rc.d/named startup script.  I thought this was
> documented in the port somewhere, but apparently not.  The rc.d/named
> script tells named to chroot itself into /var/named/, also.
> -- 
> 	Dan Nelson
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