BIND 9 ARM, html/pdf not in the source?

Ondřej Surý ondrej at
Sun May 16 19:59:39 UTC 2021


yes, the generated documentation is no longer part of sources, but you can read the rst files used to generate documentation - those are just plain text files with little extra markup.

Also yes, you need ISC GitLab account to create new issues (unless it’s a security vulnerability then OpenPGP encrypted email is accepted). We need to interact with the reporters from the issue and we think this is a reasonable requirement.

The has to be reviewed and fixed, but I guess you don’t need to fill the issue for this.

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> On 16. 5. 2021, at 21:50, Chuck Aurora <ca at> wrote:
> I was about to reply to some other post on this list, when I
> needed to look something up to be sure about it, and I looked in
> my local OS (Slackware) documentation directory for the BIND 9
> ARM.  It's there in what appears to be a format for the Sphinx
> documentation builder, but no longer shipped in HTML nor PDF.
> See doc/arm/ in the source code.
> The README still says this:
> "Documentation
> The BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual is included with the source
> distribution, in DocBook XML, HTML, and PDF format, in the doc/arm
> directory."
> This no longer appears to be the case, going back several minor
> versions.  I don't know exactly how far, but at least through the
> 9.16.11 release, which is what I had installed at the start of my
> quest today.  (I have 9.16.15 now.)
> I guess the Sphinx processing should be done prior to generating
> the tarball, is that correct?
> Said README also says for reporting bugs to use Gitlab, but without
> a Gitlab account I did not readily see how to do this.  Are Gitlab
> accounts for bug reports now?  Can you accept one from someone who
> does not have a Gitlab account?  Does bugs at no longer work
> for bug reporting?
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