PowerDNS is copyright Ⓒ 2012-2013 by PowerDNS.COM BV & lots of contributors, using the GNU GPLv2 license.
All documentation can be found on http://doc.powerdns.com/
Another good place to look for information is: http://doc.powerdns.com/compiling-powerdns.html
To file bugs, head towards: https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns/issues
But please check if the issue is already reported there first.
SOURCE CODE / GIT
Source code is available on GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/PowerDNS/pdns.git
This repository contains the sources both for the PowerDNS Recursor and for PowerDNS Authoritative Server, and both can be built from this repository. Both are released separately as .tar.gz, .deb and .rpm however!
COMPILING Authoritative Server
PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.0 and beyond depend on Boost.
On Debian 7.0, the following is useful:
apt-get install autoconf automake bison flex g++ git libboost-all-dev libtool make pkg-config ragel
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, except the bind backend, built in.
When ./configure is run without --with-modules, the gmysql module is built-in by default and the pipe-backend is compiled for runtime loading.
To add multiple modules, try:
$ ./configure --with-modules="gmysql gpgsql"
See http://doc.powerdns.com/compiling-powerdns.html for more details.
Please don't use the 'mysql' backend, it is deprecated. Use the 'gmysql' one!
COMPILING THE RECURSOR
Either use ./configure --enable-recursor or explicitly do 'make pdns_recursor'. Releases are built by first running dist-recursor and compiling from the pdns-recursor-x.y subdirectory.
You need gcc 3.x, preferably 3.2! The 'Sunpro' compiler is currently not supported (patches are welcome if not too intrusive).
If you encounter problems with the Solaris make, gmake is advised.
You need to compile using gmake - regular make only appears to work, but doesn't in fact. Use gmake, not make.
MAC OS X NOTES
PowerDNS Authoritative Server is available through Homebrew:
$ brew install pdns
If you want to compile yourself, the dependencies can be installed using Homebrew:
$ brew install boost lua pkg-config ragel
For PostgreSQL support:
$ brew install postgresql
For MySQL support:
$ brew install mariadb