Can't compile bind 9.8.1-P1 on Solaris

King, Harold Clyde (Hal) hck at
Thu Nov 17 02:08:10 UTC 2011

I compiled 9.8.1 on the same server with the same setup. So it is not in


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On 11/16/11 8:30 PM, "Evan Hunt" <each at> wrote:

>> I get an error compiling Bind at:
>> make[4]: Entering directory
>> ld -G -z text -o driver.o
>> ld: invalid number `-z'
>> Giving ?G a number makes ?z unrecognized.
>> I'm in Solaris 10, Sparc, GCC 3.4.6
>Thanks for the report.  We didn't touch that code in the security
>patch, so this bug must have also been in 9.8.1; we'll try to address
>it in 9.8.2.
>That isn't critical code; it's just one of the system tests.
>Just "touch bin/tests/system/dlzexternal/driver.o" and then
>run "make" again.  The dlzexternal system test will fail
>when you run "make check", but otherwise your server will
>be fine.
>In general, issues like this are best sent to the bind9-bugs at
>alias, which opens a ticket in our bug database.   I'll do so now.
>Evan Hunt -- each at
>Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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