MacPorts bind9 dig not working correctly

Larry Stone lstone19 at
Mon Jun 27 02:52:08 UTC 2022

Thanks. I was able to restore the source-built 9.18 version I had built but then deleted when I moved to MacPorts and it has the same behavior so a BIND 9.18 issue and nothing to do with MacPorts. I’ll post about it in the BIND mailing list.

Larry Stone
lstone19 at

> On Jun 26, 2022, at 10:18 AM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:
> The bind9 port doesn't patch this behavior (if you look at the port, there's a configure patch because upstream uses broken glibtool and an atomics patch to allow building w/ older clang versions), so it's almost certainly due to an upstream change.
>> On Jun 26, 2022, at 8:23 AM, Larry Stone <lstone19 at> wrote:
>> Good observation. Still, what the MacPorts version of dig is doing is not the default (or at least hasn’t been (see next paragraph) as I mentioned in my first post, I used to build BIND from source).
>> But one other thought I just had is it’s a change with the latest version of BIND. The Apple provided dig is old enough that it must be BIND 9.16 and the source-built version I tested with is also from the 9.16 tree. But the MacPorts version is from the new 9.18 tree. Unfortunately, I no longer have a source-built 9.18 copy of dig to test with.
> -- 
> Daniel J. Luke

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