Running BIND 4.9.3 on Solaris 8
greg at capu.net
Tue Mar 13 22:36:33 UTC 2001
Hello, it's nice to be back. I used to use this list quite frequently
between 1997 and 1999. Since then, I've had a little hiatis from BIND,
but now I'm back and I'm flummoxed - I never knew much beyond BIND 4.9 and
now I'm stuck with a nasty upgrade conundrum. Maybe somebody can help me.
I've been given a bizarre project: take a rundown SunOS 5.4 server running
BIND 4.9.3 and transfer it to a Solaris 8 server. Unfortunately, I was
not given the option of refreshing my memory on BIND topics and now I am
faced with having to complete this project by tomorrow evening.
My initial thinking was to do the follwowing:
- install BIND 4.9.3 on the Solaris 8 server (core install, yassp'd)
- transfer the old config files over and test
- upgrade to 4.9.8 then test
- upgrade to 8.2.3 then test
- upgrade to 9.1 then test
- put new server in production
I never got past the second step. It doesn't seem that the 4.9.3 install
overwrote the BIND server that comes with Solaris 8 (SUNWcsu package -
can't very well remove that one) - in fact, I'm not even sure what
exact version of BIND it is. When I rebooted the server after having
installed 4.9.3, in.named did not start becasue it was looking for
named.conf - not named.boot! So obviously Sun ships Soalris 8 with BIND 8
or 9. But how to overwrite it?
I'd like to just get 4.9.3 working and then upgrade from there. If
anyboyd could point me in the right direction so that I might acheive that
goal or offer up some alternate strategy, I'm all ears.
I'll be feverishly pouring over documentation and makefiles while I await
someone's response. Thanks in advance.
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