How to Best Prevent Unwanted named installation

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Sat Sep 11 16:25:55 UTC 2010

On 09/10/10 21:58, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	After successfully installing bind97 from a package on
> to a new server, I do a cvs-sup of the system to get the latest
> patches in to the kernel. After discovering that bind97 had been
> replaced with bind9.6.1, I looked in /usr/src and there is a
> contrib/bind9 directory. What is the safest way to disable that
> build without adversly effecting the rest of the update?
> 	The reason for doing these things in this order is that
> I would like to get bind running as quickly as possible since it
> takes a couple of hours or more to get the world built when we
> could be doing DNS.
> 	Since I am not using that version of bind, not getting
> it built is no problem. I don't even care if it gets built so
> long as it does not end up in /usr/sbin to clobber the new
> bind9.7.

If your ports version of named is in /usr/sbin you must have enabled the 
REPLACE_BASE option in the port. From man src.conf

>              Setting this variable will prevent any part of BIND from being
>              built.  When set, it also enforces the following options:
[list of sub options snipped]



into /etc/src.conf, and the next time you rebuild the world the base 
system bind will be left out of it.

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