BIND 9.8.1-P1: 'make test' fails

Chris Buxton clists at
Tue Aug 20 14:08:45 UTC 2013

On Aug 20, 2013, at 5:11 AM, Niall O'Reilly <Niall.oReilly at> wrote:

> On 22 Nov 2011, at 11:24, Niall O'Reilly wrote:
>> Since quite a few years, I habitually run 'make test' after building BIND	
>> from sources.  I'me seiing a failure with 9.8.1-P1, and wonder whether
>> anyone else is also.
> 	[By way of putting this to bed, at last ...]
> 	Updating the Perl module Net::DNS to a recent version seems to be 
> 	what is needed to make the test which was failing (labelled 'xfer') 
> 	run successfully.
> 	I don't know the cut-off point between 'old' and 'recent' version
> 	of Net::DNS.  I've had success with 0.65 and 0.66; current is 0.72.
> 	An 'old' version will cause the 'xfer' test to fail in BIND releases
> 	subsequent to 9.8.1-P1, including current releases.

There is a mailing list for Net::DNS.

List-Subscribe: <>, <mailto:net-dns-users-request at>

That said, there was a discussion last December about what has changed since Net::DNS was taken over by a new maintainer, meaning post-0.68. A small number of quite disruptive changes were made in 0.69.

Chris Buxton

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