BIND Utilities-9.16.11

Introduction to BIND Utilities

BIND Utilities is not a separate package, it is a collection of the client side programs that are included with BIND-9.16.11. The BIND package includes the client side programs nslookup, dig and host. If you install BIND server, these programs will be installed automatically. This section is for those users who don't need the complete BIND server, but need these client side applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

BIND Utilities Dependencies





libcap-2.48 with PAM, libxml2-2.9.10, and Sphinx

User Notes:

Installation of BIND Utilities

Install BIND Utilities by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --without-python &&
make -C lib/dns    &&
make -C lib/isc    &&
make -C lib/bind9  &&
make -C lib/isccfg &&
make -C lib/irs    &&
make -C bin/dig    &&
make -C doc

This portion of the package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make -C bin/dig install &&
cp -v doc/man/{dig.1,host.1,nslookup.1} /usr/share/man/man1

Command Explanations

--without-python: This option eliminates the need for an unused python module.

make -C lib/...: These commands build the libraries that are needed for the client programs.

make -C bin/dig: This command builds the client programs.

make -C doc: This command builds the manual pages.

cp -v ... /usr/share/man/man1: This command installs the manual pages.


Installed Programs: dig, host, and nslookup
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

See the program descriptions in the BIND-9.16.11 section.

Last updated on 2021-02-21 22:53:11 -0800