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PowerDNS is copyright © 2001-2018 by PowerDNS.COM BV and lots of contributors, using the GNU GPLv2 license (see NOTICE for the exact license and exception used).

All documentation can be found on http://doc.powerdns.com/

This file may lag behind at times. For most recent updates, always check https://doc.powerdns.com/md/changelog/.

Another good place to look for information is: https://doc.powerdns.com/md/appendix/compiling-powerdns/

To file bugs, head towards: https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues

But please check if the issue is already reported there first.


Source code is available on GitHub:

$ git clone https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns.git

This repository contains the sources for the PowerDNS Recursor, the PowerDNS Authoritative Server, and dnsdist (a powerful DNS loadbalancer). All three can be built from this repository. However, all three released separately as .tar.bz2, .deb and .rpm.

COMPILING Authoritative Server

The PowerDNS Authoritative Server depends on Boost, OpenSSL and requires a compiler with C++-2011 support.

On Debian 8.0, the following is useful:

$ apt-get install g++ libboost-all-dev libtool make pkg-config libmysqlclient-dev libssl-dev virtualenv

When building from git, the following packages are also required: autoconf, automake, ragel, bison and flex, then generate the configure file:

$ autoreconf -vi

To compile a very clean version, use:

$ ./configure --with-modules="" --without-lua
$ make
# make install

This generates a PowerDNS Authoritative Server binary with no modules built in.

When ./configure is run without --with-modules, the bind and gmysql module are built-in by default and the pipe-backend is compiled for runtime loading.

To add multiple modules, try:

$ ./configure --with-modules="bind gmysql gpgsql"

Note that you will need the development headers for PostgreSQL as well in this case.

See https://doc.powerdns.com/md/appendix/compiling-powerdns/ for more details.

If you run into C++11-related symbol trouble, please try passing CPPFLAGS=-D_GLIBCXX_USE_CXX11_ABI=0 (or 1) to ./configure to make sure you are compatible with the installed dependencies.

Compiling the Recursor

See the README in pdns/recursordist.

Compiling dnsdist

See the README in pdns/dnsdistdist.

Solaris Notes

Use a recent gcc. OpenCSW is a good source, as is Solaris 11 IPS.

If you encounter problems with the Solaris make, gmake is advised.

FreeBSD Notes

You need to compile using gmake - regular make only appears to work, but doesn't in fact. Use gmake, not make.

The clang compiler installed through FreeBSD's package manager does not expose all of the C++11 features needed under std=gnuc++11. Force the compiler to use std=c++11 mode instead.

$ export CXXFLAGS=-std=c++11

macOS Notes

PowerDNS Authoritative Server is available through Homebrew:

$ brew install pdns

If you want to compile yourself, the dependencies can be installed using Homebrew. You need to tell configure where to find OpenSSL, too.

$ brew install boost lua pkg-config ragel openssl
$ ./configure --with-modules="" --with-lua PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib/pkgconfig
$ make -j4

Additionally, for PostgreSQL support, run brew install postgresql and add --with-modules="gpsql" to ./configure. For MySQL support, run brew install mariadb and add --with-modules="gmysql" to ./configure.

Linux notes

None really.