Been doing some research...
Some questions arise (and some ideas given where stated):
#1. Doing a rpm -qa | grep bind brings up
#2. To make certain that caching-nameserver is not installed, ran:
rpm -qa caching nameserver
No result returned, so it is NOT on the system.
#3. Synaptic states that "Note that the
configuration files for making BIND act as a simple caching nameserver
are included in the caching-nameserver package BUT there is NO NAME-SERVER
PACKAGE included. Very helpful, thank you.
#4. It would seem that the required packages (rpm build, Red Hat based) are:
#5. It seems that Mandriva has a problem with this type of install, as reported from
net searches. The two that seem to work are Fedora and Red Hat (well this last understandable
inasmuch as Fedora is basically Red Hat!).
#6. It would appear that caching-nameserver package will have to come from From Fedora, because the Bind site does not have a separate package. Just a crazy idea.