bind-9.8 for Slackware (was: ... for openSUSE / SLES)
rob0 at gmx.co.uk
Wed May 4 18:26:57 UTC 2011
Slightly off the subject, and I hereby offer my apologies for
hijacking the thread ...
I upgraded Slackwares with BIND 9.4 and 9.7 to 9.8.0, using a
slightly-modified version of the official build script, which is
located here (and at other mirror sites):
(the script itself is "bind.SlackBuild".)
With change of $VERSION and removal of the patch, this script seems
fine to me (I'm running the resulting package in two locations.) But
I had a couple of questions.
First, what about that SO_BSDCOMPAT patch? Is there any need for it?
It seems harmless, is that right? (Keep in mind, this is for a
GNU/Linux with recent 2.6.x kernels usually, although one of my 9.8.0
packages is in fact running on a 2.4 kernel.)
Second, the NUMJOBS=-j7 runs make(1) with -j7, i.e., with 7 jobs in
parallel. According to what I saw in the 9.8.0 source, this is not
recommended: README:178: "Do not use a parallel 'make'." Should this
be removed from the script? I left it in on the more recent machine,
but the old 2.4 machine didn't have enough CPU power for multiple
jobs anyway, so it ran with a plain "make".
(The script falls back to plain "make" if the "make -j7" fails, of
course. I don't know if mine did or not, because I didn't watch it,
and now the evidence is gone.)
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