Problems installing djbdns

Hal Burgiss hal at
Wed Feb 24 20:23:24 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:42 PM, Jan <malepatus at> wrote:
> Update:

I don't see you edited inittab? This is what I have in /etc/:

# cd /etc
# grep -r svscan *
event.d/svscan:# svscan - daemontools
event.d/svscan:exec /command/svscanboot

I don't remember well how you got to this, but djbdns is a PITA to
install on Ubuntu. And it is different from every other system service
you will ever use, which makes its operation confusing (to me). And
maintenance ... how would you like to update this a year or two from
now? That being said, it works fantastically if you get over these

If you are primarily doing this as for caching nameserver, simply
installing bind will do that in a default config, with a simple
'apt-get'. I use both to one extent or another, but just for caching
the bind installation is light years easier.


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