Changing CHROOT at BIND compile time

Todd Snyder tsnyder at
Wed Jun 10 15:45:25 UTC 2009

Good day,

I am working at building BIND, and I will admit right now that I am not
much of a developer.  I noticed that when you compile/make/install BIND,
it creates /var/named/chroot as the default chroot jail.  We don't use
that particular standard, and have been simply moving things afterwards.

However, I'm wondering if there is a way to define, at compile time,
where the chroot will be created, so that we don't have to do the
intermediate movement step?  I've been trying to dig through the
configure script, and through the Makefile to find this, but as I said
before, I'm not much of a developer, and I'm not really familiar with
the processes.

I'm guessing that there must be a way to change this, as everything is
just makefiles/source at compile time, but I am not sure where to look.

Thanks much,


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