SUMMARY: DNS upgrade

From: James Musso (
Date: Thu Dec 28 2000 - 10:08:23 CST

I only received three responses, no real consensud here, so I ended up
compiling named to look for its conf file in /etc and saved off the old
binaries and replaced them in /usr/sbin.
Thanks to :

        James Ford <> who wrote:
mv /usr/sbin/in.named /usr/sbin/in.named.orig.812
ln -s /usr/local/sbin/named /usr/sbin/in.named

Same for your other links. I would link /etc/named.conf to
/usr/local/etc/named.conf so that scripts break.

and Tor Slettnes <> who wrote:
Stuff you install yourself goes into /usr/local. Stuff that comes
with the system goes in / and /usr. Some optional stuff goes in /opt.

You can remove the original BIND via "pkgrm" (use "pkginfo" to find
the package name). But you should leave the new one, in /usr/local/*,

and Erin Jones" <> who wrote:
i wouldn't leave the old stuff laying around. that is just asking for
trouble. I have my named.conf in /etc and all the rest of the files in
/var/named (sometimes /usr/named but usually the former)

my original question:
>I am in the process of updating my DNS servers from the Solaris 7
>supplied 8.1.2 to 8.2.2p7 and was wondering what the preferred method
>of locating the binaries and configuration files. The default build( I
>know I can change the locations in the makefile) puts binaries in
>/usr/local/sbin and looks for the conf file in
>/usr/local/etc/named.conf. Should I make links to the default Solaris
>/etc/named.conf and /usr/sbin/in.named and nslookup and named-xfer etc,

>or leave the files in /usr/local and change the the /etc/init.d/inetsvc

>script to reflect the real location of the new named, and just leave
>old version on the system?

Jim Musso                               Hologix Inc.
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