Updating DiG utility on Debian 8

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Updating DiG utility on Debian 8

Postby ayrtonsenna » 2018-05-29 09:58

I am trying to get the latest version of DiG DNS utility (part of BIND 9) but I can't seem to be able to.

I am running Debian 8 (Jessie).
The current DiG version :

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root@myMachine:~# dig -v
DiG 9.9.5-9+deb8u14-Debian


I want to get the version that comes with Debian 9:

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root@secMachine:~# dig -v
DiG 9.10.3-P4-Debian


How can update DiG without upgrading to Debian 9?

I tried all kinds of update commands for BIND and dnsutils, but no use.

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root@myMachine:~# apt-get install -y dnsutils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
dnsutils is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 118 not upgraded.


I tried:
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root@myMachine:~# apt-get install -y bind9


and it started updating but DiG remained on same version.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: Updating DiG utility on Debian 8

Postby maxy » 2018-05-29 15:04

As you mentioned you are running Debian 8 (jessie) and as such the apt package sources point to the packages shipped with jessie. You could modify your sources.list and add the stretch sources, but having a partially upgraded system is unsupported. So, if you really need the dig from stretch, you might want to upgrade your system. The first step for this is to have a backup up to date.

The complete documentation to upgrade to stretch is available here:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... ading.html
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Re: Updating DiG utility on Debian 8

Postby stevepusser » 2018-05-29 16:09

maxy wrote:As you mentioned you are running Debian 8 (jessie) and as such the apt package sources point to the packages shipped with jessie. You could modify your sources.list and add the stretch sources, but having a partially upgraded system is unsupported. So, if you really need the dig from stretch, you might want to upgrade your system. The first step for this is to have a backup up to date.

The complete documentation to upgrade to stretch is available here:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... ading.html


I would attempt a backport of the Stretch version to Jessie first. https://wiki.debian.org/SimpleBackportCreation
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