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

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Mon Nov 9 08:57:38 UTC 2020

On November 9, 2020 7:18:03 AM UTC, Rob McEwen <rob at> 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

What you are looking for is Debian Backports:

Stable (Buster) Backports has v9.16.6

It's built and maininted by:

-Jim P.
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