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Upgrading BIND 8 -> BIND 9 on Free BSD

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I copied the .gz file to /home/mydir and unzipped and untarred it.  Then ran ./configure make.  But after killing the named process and restarting - in fact after restarting the entire system - I am still showing I am running bind 8.2.4.  Please point me to a resource for upgrading from the BIND 8.2.4 that comes standard with the Free BSD installation and getting it to 9.2.1.  
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Do you install BIND v9 in a different dir?

Have a look at the makefile for BIND 9, to see where it is
install.

type in:
        #which named
        #which ndc
        to make sure your PATH is pointing to the new version.

        "named -v " should tell you which verion you are using
        or : ndc status
             nslookup
        can tell you the story.

        su as root,
        find / -name named -print
        to find out how many copy of named on your system.

        and try to start the new version
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The default from configure isn't going to install 9.2.1 in the same locations as FreeBSD installed 8.2.4. I belive that if you build Bind 9 from the ports collection it'll install over the Bind 8 installation.

As I recall configure will target Bind 9 for /usr/local. You can run it from there manually or modify /etc/rc.conf to run your copy.  
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Thanks again.  The which named is a great help.  Find showed that named 8 was in /usr/sbin while named 9.1.3 was installed by default in /usr/sbin.  I did two other things...one was in rc.conf I added...

named_program="/usr/local/sbin/named"    

and in /usr/sbin I renamed named to named8.  Any thought on a good way to clean out BIND 8?  

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