Comment 7 for bug 162821

The OPTIONS described above should be changed in /etc/default/bind9, per /etc/init.d/bind9, and IMO should be the default for a bind9 installation.

In my original post, the suggested workaround is malformed:
# ln $CHROOTDIR/bind/named.conf $CHROOTDIR/named.conf
should be:
# ln $CHROOTDIR/etc/bind/named.conf $CHROOTDIR/etc/named.conf

Happy Trails,

Loye