Convert source file to rpm package

Peter Dambier peter at
Tue Aug 14 08:09:00 UTC 2007

Aggarwal Vivek-Q4997C wrote:
> Hi
> Iv downloaded the source file of bind-9.4.1.tar.gz from isc site
> How can I make it work, do I need to convert to rpm package?
> How can I convert this to rpm package. 
> Should I first delete the older version
> Please help me in the matter
> Regards
> Vivek Aggarwal


look into the README files.

I had to do "./configure" and look for messages.
Then I had to do a "make".
After the make I had to become the superuser and "make install"

If you have an older version of bind then dont "make install"
before checking that you new bind is working.

Check were your old bind is living and tune the directories.
Very likely that has to be done as "./configure <something>

So first read README, INSTALL and documentation.

I had no problems. The manuals told me everything.

Peter and Karin

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