A note for Debian users
It looks like the Debian MaraDNS package is being put on
the back burner (it's only in "unstable" and was pulled from "testing")
because of lack of maintenance. People who wish to continue using
MaraDNS really should get it here or at
Debian’s “Stable” version of MaraDNS is usually an outdated version of
MaraDNS that contains bugs that I have since fixed, or introduces new
bugs. I do not support the Debian package for MaraDNS, and request that
Debian users upgrade to the current stable version of MaraDNS before
asking for technical support.
If using a 1.x version of MaraDNS, please read the update guide.
* First, download the most recent stable version of MaraDNS from the
MaraDNS download page or from the Sourceforge page.
* Next, unpack the MaraDNS tarball. For example, if you downloaded
the file "maradns-2.0.11.tar.bz2" (please only download
MaraDNS-2.0.11 if it is the current stable version, which it is at
time of writing this document), type in this command:
tar xvjf maradns-2.0.11.tar.bz2
* Enter the maradns-2.0.version directory, where version is the
bugfix revision number of the most current 2.0 release of MaraDNS.
* Compile MaraDNS 2.0.version with the following commands:
* If the above fails, you may need to install the "gcc" and
"libc6-dev" packages before being able to compile programs:
sudo apt-get install gcc
sudo apt-get install libc6-dev
* Once MaraDNS is compiled, make sure to stop the MaraDNS daemon:
* Now, replace the outdated MaraDNS program that comes with Debian.
From the maradns-2.0.version directory, type in the following
sudo cp server/maradns /usr/sbin/
* Restart the MaraDNS daemon:
At this point, your MaraDNS daemon is now the fully supported version
of MaraDNS. If you continue to have the bug or concern after upgrading
to the latest 2.0 release, please let us know on the support forum so
we can begin to resolve the issue.