Install problem [resolved]

Fred Zinsli fred.zinsli at
Wed Dec 17 05:29:05 UTC 2008

Hello all

Well out of curiosity I thought I would see what happened if I just
installed bind, not bind9.

When it went to install it asked me some questions about the original
files it couldn't find and installed them.

I then uninstalled bind and reinstalled binb9 as I wanted and it installed

Now the fun of setting it all up.



-----Original Message-----
From: "Fred Zinsli" <fred.zinsli at>
To: bind-users at
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 16:44:24 +1300
Subject: Install problem

> Hello everyone
> I am attempting to install bind (chrooted) on my debian etch server.
> I frist installed bind using apt-get install bind9, then realized I
> wanted
> it chrooted, so I uninstalled it and removed the /etc/bind folder
> thninking I was being very cleaver.
> I then went to install bind as per this article.
> Now bind doesn't seem to want to install properly even when I just use
> apt-get install bind9.
> It seems the install is complaining about the original files in
> /etc/bind
> that don't exist any more, and the install doesn't seem to
> rebuild/replace
> them.
> The install created a new /etc/bind folder with rndc.key only in it.
> Now I am stuck as I don't have a clue as to how to resolve this.
> Here is what I get when I attempt to install bind9
> server2:~# apt-get install bind9
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   bind9
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/297kB of archives.
> After unpacking 782kB of additional disk space will be used.
> Selecting previously deselected package bind9.
> (Reading database ... 33301 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking bind9 (from .../bind9_1%3a9.3.4-2etch3_i386.deb) ...
> Setting up bind9 (9.3.4-2etch3) ...
> wrote key file "/etc/bind/rndc.key"
> chgrp: cannot access `/etc/bind/named.conf*': No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing bind9 (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  bind9
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Any comments would be most helpful.
> Regards
> Fred
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