[PCLinuxOS] Manually upgrading Bind / Named to version 9.9.2-P2 [Security patches].

Hi folks.

Latest Bind / Named version was released several days ago to patch this vulnerability.

I will try to show how to download, extract, configure and install the latest version.

Open terminal window and follow this set of instructions:


root's password

export PREFIX=`echo /usr/`

export PATH=$PREFIX/bin:$PATH

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig:$PREFIX/share/pkgconfig

cd /opt/

mkdir Bind

cd Bind

wget -c ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.9.2-P2/bind-9.9.2-P2.tar.gz

tar xvzf ./bind-9.9.2-P2.tar.gz

cd bind-9.9.2-P2

./configure --prefix=$PREFIX --sysconfdir=/etc/

You can expect missing dependencies here. I had no problems whatsoever as I have a good few “devel” packages installed – try figuring out what You’re missing if You do run into a snag, then install it from Synaptic (without closing this window) and re-run the above configure step till there are no errors.


make install

ls --full /var/lib/named/var/

one of the listed items should look like this:

drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 2013-03-22 09:08:02.163308440 +0100 named/

ls --full /var/lib/named/var/named

chown named:named /var/lib/named/var/named/

drwxr-xr-x 7 named named 4096 2013-03-22 09:08:08.221303100 +0100 named/

Now in this terminal window type in

named -v

the reply should look like this:

BIND 9.9.2-P2

service named restart

and the reply should look something like this:

Stopping named: [ Failed ]
Starting named: [ OK ]

This should be it… You have compiled and are running latest patched version of Bind…




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