Bug#663971: $named dependency in init script and pdns
> Hi insserv maintainers,
> there seems to be a problem with apache2's dependency on $named if
> pdns is installed but not enabled . This does not seem to be a
> problem with other name servers.
> pdns ships /etc/insserv.conf.d/pdnsd with
> $named pdnsd
> Should this be fixed in pdnsd by adding the "+", like other name
> service entries in /etc/insserv.conf?
This. When there are many services that can each independently provide
a virtual service, it has been customary to make them optional by prefixing
with '+' as in /etc/insserv.conf
Curious though, how has pdns been disabled in your case?