Randy McMurchy randy at
Wed Dec 8 15:15:40 PST 2004

Hi all,

Some things to discuss about the BLFS instructions for the
BIND-9.3.0 package.

1. Adding --enable-threads to the configure command will produce
binaries linked to the pthread library. According to the docs,
BIND applications using threading works in all kernel versions
greater than 2.4. Currently, the book does not mention
--enable-threads and it is not on by default.

2. Adding --with-libtool to the configure command creates shared
libraries. Shared libs are not created by default. The installed
shared libs and .la files are installed with incorrect permissions
(644 instead of 755), but nothing a few chmod commands can't fix.

3. There is good documentation in the docs directory of the source
tree, including the BIND9 Administrator Reference Manual, the
BIND RFC's, IETF drafts and more. This documentation could be
installed with one command added to the instructions.

Anyone have any comments with any of these issues?


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