[CentOS] Bind data directory borked on update from 5.3 to 5.4

Bowie Bailey Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com
Wed Jan 20 14:01:09 UTC 2010


Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 1/19/2010 5:26 PM, Brian Mathis wrote:
>   
>> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Bowie Bailey<Bowie_Bailey at buc.com>  wrote:
>>     
>>> I updated my secondary DNS server from 5.3 to 5.4 today.  After the
>>> update, named would not start.  A bit of investigation found that all of
>>> the files in /var/named/chroot/var/named/data had been turned into links
>>> to themselves!
>>>
>>> Fortunately, since this is a secondary DNS, all I had to do was delete
>>> the files, replace the root hints file and let everything else copy back
>>> over from the master.  If this had been the master, I would have had to
>>> restore from backups.
>>>
>>> Has anyone else seen this problem?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Bowie
>>>       
>> Do you have the caching-nameserver package installed?  I've heard this
>> can cause problems with files getting overwritten.
>>     
>
> If you install the caching-nameserver package it assumes you don't have 
> any other configuration (that's that point of it being a 
> caching-nameserver).
>   

Nope, no caching-nameserver here.  All I have is:

        bind-libs-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.1
        bind-utils-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.1
        bind-chroot-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.1
        bind-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.1

-- 
Bowie



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