[Opendnssec-develop] Feedback on newbie install.

Jonathan Stanton Jonathan.Stanton at cit.coop
Mon Jun 29 09:54:11 UTC 2009

Hi there,

I know that there is still no official release yet but I thought that I
would give some feedback based on an install on a fresh install of
Debian (squeeze/sid):

It eventually went OK  (had problems with using SVN to get latest
version of ldns, fine if using XP failed on Debian),  The guide at
http://trac.opendnssec.org/wiki/Signer/Install was excellent and thumbs
up to whoever produced it.

The main issue that I had was the errors reported with the "make autogen
build"  step.  It failed complaining that it could not find the "m4"
directory.  I solved this by running the following command at the base
of the working copy:

cd softHSM; ln -s ../m4 m4; cd ..

cd libhsm; ln -s ../m4 m4; cd ..

cd libksm; ln -s ../m4 m4; cd ..

cd enforcer; ln -s ../m4 m4; cd ..

cd signer; ln -s ../m4 m4;cd ..


After this was done all compiled fine.


Is there another guide on configuring the signer engine?  

I have initialised the softHSM.  The zonefile.xml.sample refers to a
SignerConfiguration file at /var/opendnssec/signconf/example.com.xml
which does not exist.  Any idea where I can find this file?


Thanks for all your work on the project.




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