I am trying to install Bind 9 on a PI 4b running Buster. Having done sudo apt-get update, I enter: sudo apt-get install bind9 bind9utils dnsutils.

The error messages that come back indicate that Bind is not yet in the Raspbian Buster repository. I even tried installing it from the desktop installer, and got the same result.

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    apt policy bind9 on my Pi4 says it's available. Please add the full error message to your question.
    – Dirk
    Commented Jul 24, 2019 at 20:18
  • Rpi4 Raspbian 10 buster here. (1) $ sudo apt-get update has 2 erros and 3 warnings. (2) $ sudo apt-get install bind9 ... has 6 Err's and 7 E's. I am not surprised because I already found a couple of other similar problems of software/driver not ready for Rpi4.
    – tlfong01
    Commented Jul 25, 2019 at 1:08

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I have tested it with a fresh flashed Raspbian Buster Light on a RPi 4B:

$ sudo apt-get install bind9 bind9utils dnsutils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  dns-root-data libirs161 python3-ply
Suggested packages:
  bind9-doc ufw rblcheck python-ply-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  bind9 bind9utils dns-root-data dnsutils libirs161 python3-ply
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,675 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,605 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf libirs161 armhf 1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5.1 [235 kB]
Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf dnsutils armhf 1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5.1 [361 kB]
Get:3 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf python3-ply all 3.11-3 [65.1 kB]
Get:4 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf bind9utils armhf 1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5.1 [422 kB]
Get:5 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf dns-root-data all 2019031302 [5,396 B]
Get:6 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf bind9 armhf 1:9.11.5.P4+dfsg-5.1 [587 kB]
Fetched 1,675 kB in 1s (1,964 kB/s)
Preconfiguring packages ...

So you have to look at your setup, first at /etc/apt/sources.list, or use a fresh flashed image. You may also try to reinitialze the package lists. How to do it you can look at Raspberry Pi sudo apt-get update not working.

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