Package conflict: bind v/s bind-tools

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Dec 5 14:22:40 UTC 2017

On 05/12/2017 14:10, Gordon Ewasiuk via freebsd-questions wrote:
> Howdy List,
> Pkg tells me I can have bind OR bind-utils due to a conflict with
> arpaname, which comes with bind:
>> [me at mail1 ~]$ sudo pkg install bind-tools
>> (snip)
>> Checking integrity... done (1 conflicting)
>>  - bind-tools-9.11.2 conflicts with bind911-9.11.2 on
>> /usr/local/bin/arpaname
>> The following 2 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
>> Installed packages to be REMOVED:
>>        bind911-9.11.2
>> New packages to be INSTALLED:
>>        bind-tools: 9.11.2
> So...I can have BIND and run a DNS server or I can have dig/delv and not
> run BIND?
> Is this a recent change?  Has anyone else encountered it?  If so, how
> did you handle it?  (Unbound isn't an option for me at this time.)

The bind server package includes everything that's in the bind-utils

% pkg which /usr/local/bin/dig
/usr/local/bin/dig was installed by package bind911-9.11.2_4
% pkg which /usr/local/bin/delv
/usr/local/bin/delv was installed by package bind911-9.11.2_4

So just install bind if you want to use it as a nameserver.



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