[CentOS] Beware - Yum 3.5 to 3.6 upgrade replaces named.conf

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Tue Nov 15 22:26:05 UTC 2005


On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 13:47 -0800, Michael Rock wrote:
> I am sure I never specifically installed the caching
> name server but a rpm -q caching-nameserver yields
> version 7.3-3_EL3.
> 
> I usually just select the DNS option during the GUI
> install and look to make sure bind is listed (perhaps
> the caching name server is automatically checked). 
> There after I ended up editing the named.conf or used
> webmin that in turn edited the named.conf.
> 
> So ultimately I some how ended up with a caching name
> server I do not need.  So if I got this right 
> 
> 1. remove rpm -e caching-nameserver
> 2. copy my zones from named.conf-rpmsave to
> named.custom
> 3. do not use webmin since it edits named.conf or
> reconfigure it to edit named.custom
> 
> Should anything be specifically removed from
> named.conf or named.custom having to do with the
> caching name server?

named.conf is OK for the config file ... it won't get changed on future
updates

> 
> Did I miss anything here?
> 
> Thanks guys.
> 
> 
> --- Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
> 
> > > A real name server doesn't also need
> > caching-nameserver installed ... it
> > will lookup zones it doesn't control.
> > 
> > caching-nameserver is what you would install if you
> > didn't need to
> > control any domains and wanted a local DNS server.
> > 
> > caching-nameserver is just bind and some config
> > files that don't have
> > any zones in the named.conf file
> > 
> > If you install caching-nameserver you are saying
> > that you want a DNS
> > machine that doesn't control zones.
> > 
> > If you remove the package caching-nameserver, it
> > will save your
> > named.custom and named.conf files as rpmsave files
> > ... just move them
> > back into place afterwards and leave
> > caching-nameserver removed.
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