Debian/Ubuntu: Why was the service renamed from bind9 to named?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Wed Apr 15 06:56:04 UTC 2020

Am 15.04.20 um 08:51 schrieb Klaus Darilion:
> Hello!
> What is the rationale of:
> bind9 (1:9.13.6-1) experimental; urgency=medium
> ...
>   * Rename the init scripts to named to match the name of the daemon
> Since years, Debian and Ubuntu User, and plenty of scripts and automation software (Puppet ...), know that the service is called "bind9". I think it is very confusing and will cause lots of headaches once Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 11 is released.
> So I really do not understand this renaming.
> The software is "Bind 9". The package is "bind9". The service for long time was "bind9". The config is in /etc/bind. Only the binary is named. So it would have made more sense to rename the binary. (actually the binary is not so important for end users: they install the package and manage the service and usually do not have to worry about the name of the binary).
> It would be great if you undo this change before release of 18.04

you confuse the upstream project with your distribution

bind9 was completly wrong in the debian world as well as apache2 for
httpd, on sane distributions it's "httpt" and "named" all the years
beause it's nonsense to throw vesions in service names

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