Linux issue with make test failures, 9.9.2-P1

Evan Hunt each at
Thu Dec 6 15:40:45 UTC 2012

Jeff Earickson <jaearick at> wrote:
> The "make test" stuff is failing miserably for me on Linux (Redhat
> 6.3, x64) with 9.9.2-P1:

I'm pretty sure you haven't set up the local addresses the test servers
need to run on.  From the top of the bind9 tree, run the command:

        $ sudo sh bin/tests/system/ up

...then run "make test" and you'll probably get better results.

The command sets up loopback addresses through  The system tests run servers on those addresses and make
them talk to each other.  Without addresses configured, about 90% of
the tests will fail.

Evan Hunt -- each at
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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