getting a later-version of BIND on various linux OS's

Rob McEwen rob at
Mon Nov 9 07:40:23 UTC 2020

oops - sorry - I totally missed THIS page: it seems that there is a way. Still, I'm getting weird errors about:

E: The repository ' sig Release' does not 
have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is 
therefore disabled by default.

...but I'll work through those and ask a follow-up if I get stuck. Sorry 
for the noise - I can't believe I missed that extra page.

Rob McEwen

On 11/9/2020 2:18 AM, Rob McEwen wrote:
> Several weeks ago, Mark Andrews gave me an excellent suggestion about 
> a particular BIND feature, but it is a somewhat recent feature that 
> started to exist on a version of BIND that isn't yet distributed in 
> the default/main BIND distributions for many of the most common 
> linux-based operating systems. I think the particular feature that was 
> mentioned - came into existence around BIND 9.13? Unfortunately, many 
> of the major linux operating systems haven't reached 9.13 yet. So, for 
> example, I'm currently trying to upgrade a Debian server to a more 
> recent version of BIND - 9.16 - and I saw the following pages:
> But I can't seem to find any simple way to do this - or maybe I missed 
> something on that page? - from what I've seen, for Debian, it requires 
> that the BIND source code (and various dependencies) be downloaded, 
> and then BIND has to be compiled. Or so it seems. I tried that, but 
> kept running into errors  - something about "Libressl not found" - 
> even though I really did already have the SSL package installed that 
> it said it needed. It was a downward-spiral mess I couldn't seem to 
> resolve.
> So here is the question - is there an */easier/simpler/* way to get 
> the most common linux operating systems (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOs, etc) 
> - to a later version of BIND - beyond what auto-installs when you 
> issue a command like "apt-get install bind9" - but /without/ having to 
> download and compile the source code?
> -- 
> Rob McEwen, invaluement
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