Installing bind is not very clear for me

Leandro ingrogger at
Thu Sep 3 20:35:50 UTC 2015

Ok ...
I got BIND 9.10.2-P3  working.
I compiled with

./configure --with-openssl --enable-threads --with-libxml2 --with-libjson
make install

Json statistics channel is working and chroot is not longer mandatory.
Im happy.


On 03/09/15 15:47, Mike Hoskins (michoski) wrote:
> Few points for clarification:
> With rhel/centos you're not getting the major version as reported.  You
> need to look at the changlog for the package to see what fixes/features
> have been backported.  That effort including associated QA is part of what
> you're paying for with rhel or getting for free as part of centos.
> If you need to build your own, there are community srpms for that so you
> don't have to start from scratch.
> ISC themselves has moved away from chroot as an absolute best practice.
> Critically think if it really makes sense for you.
> w-to-build-and-run-named-with-a-basic-recursive-configuration.html
> On 9/3/15, 2:40 PM, "bind-users-bounces at on behalf of Robert
> Moskowitz" <bind-users-bounces at on behalf of
> rgm at> wrote:
> Ok
>> On 09/03/2015 01:45 PM, Leandro wrote:
>>> Dear All:
>>> While installing bind still have not clear some issues:
>>> Im using Centos 6.6 since Im not very comfortable with Centos7 yet.
>>> My final goal is to get an updated and stable version and also use
>>> json format for the statistics channel.
>>> 1) Some bind users recommended to get at least a 9.10 release but:
>>> Using yum and repos, founded that 9.8 is available for Centos 6.6.
>>> Also , Centos recommend not to build from source when possible.
>>> 2)Building bind 9.10 from source is not complicated but:
>>> Could not install on chroot.
>>> Could not get the json or xml statistics , only html.
>> If you need 9.10 for json, and you want to stay with Centos, you WILL be
>> doing your own builds.  I am working with C7 and it is 'only' 9.9.4 (or
>> at least that is what dig is reporting).
>> There are a lot of fun debates that if you are using selinux on Centos,
>> you do not need chroot.  In fact chroot introduces its own set of
>> challenges.  I tend to believe this, though it was years ago that I went
>> through the arguments.
>> There are people on the Centos list that build their own bind.  Ask over
>> there.
>>> Any ideas ?
>>> Is possible to update / add my repos to install a recent version with
>>> json support and chrooted with:
>>> If not , Is it possible to build from source in chrooted enviroment ?
>>> Any doc ?
>>> btw: Server is not in production yet.
>>> Thanks!!
>>> Leandro.
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