BIND9.3.0 installation

Edvard Tuinder listbind at
Sat Dec 18 17:45:41 UTC 2004

According to Kelly:
> Hey Guys,
> I have upgraded my server and I have also went with a new OS for the 
> server.  I am running Solaris 9 having previously used Mandrake 9.1.  I 
> am working on the new server and still have the old box running.  My 
> problem is I am trying to install BIND 9.3 on the new Solaris 9 server.  
> I am running BIND 9.2.2 on the old Mandrake box.  I am having a problem 
> with the install right from the start.  I have downloaded the src and 
> unpacked it.  It is now in a directory called BIND9.3.0.  I cd into the 
> directory and enter ./configure.
> It works until it says:  'checking for AR... no'
> Configure:  error:
> ar program not found.  Please fix your PATH to the directory in which it 
> resides.  Or set AR in the environment with the full path to ar.
> I have no idea what 'ar' is.  Anyone have any help for me?

ar is a tool needed to create libraries and such. On a solaris system
it is typically located in /usr/ccs/bin, so add this directory to your
PATH variable. If ar does not exist there, check whether the SUNWbtool
package is installed.


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