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Installing BIND 9.2.1

This page covers installing BIND 9.2.1 and using it for a DNSSEC domain.  The configure script is used to set all the environment options for DNSSEC.  The options I used are explained below it.  This HowTo will be broken up into different sections, the first one is to install BIND.

  1. As usual, obtain the latest source from isc.org (opens a new browser) and unpackage it.
       #gzip -cd bind-9.2.1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
    
  2. Change to the new bind-9.2.1 directory and run the configure script using the following options:
      # cd bind-9.2.1
      # ./configure \
       --with-openssl=/usr/local/openssl \
       --prefix=/usr/local/bind \
       --sysconfdir=/etc \
       --sbindir=/usr/local/sbin \
       --bindir=/usr/local/bin \
       --mandir=/usr/share/man 
    
    • To use DNSSEC you must have OpenSSL installed.  To install it, see the OpenSSL section on the Apache + SSL page.  Use the following option with configure to let it know where OpenSSL is installed.
         --with-openssl=/path/to/openssl
      
    • The default location for the named.conf file is in /etc. To change it, use:
         --sysconfdir=/location/for/conf
      
    • To change the location of named and its libraries, use:
         --prefix=/new/location
      
      The default is /usr/local.  If you use --prefix, the sysconfdir changes to {prefix}/etc and localstatedir changes to {prefix}/var.
    • Set the system binaries to be installed to /usr/local/sbin with
         --sbindir=/usr/local/sbin
      
      the default is {prefix}/sbin.
    • Set the user binaries to be installed to /usr/local/bin with
         --bindir=/usr/local/bin
      
      the default is {prefix}/bin.
    • Specify the directory that make install will install the man pages to with the following option:
         --mandir=/usr/share/man
      
  3. Next make the binaries with:
       # make
    
  4. Next install the binaries and man pages with:
       # make install
    
  5. Now BIND should be installed.  There is no default named.conf file or startup script when BIND is installed, so I'll go over these on the next page.
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