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

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 19:56:06 UTC 2005

On 11/15/05, Michael Rock <mikerocks65 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You get so used to yum upgrades going so smoothly but
> I learned the hard way to always make a thorough
> inspection after a yum update.  I let yum go ahead and
> upgrade from 3.5 to 3.6.  Afterwards I made some basic
> queries to httpd, postfix and bind named (probably a
> cached query). I even checked the /var/named/
> directory and saw all my hosts files.
> So looked like another smooth ride, well until today I
> noticed my domains dropped off the net. Too bad I did
> not check the bind gui or look at /etc/named.conf
> after the yum update since it was replaced with a
> generic version from 3.6.
> Luckily I copied /etc/named.conf-rpmsave to named.conf
> and I am back in business, well at least in 24 to 72
> hours for the rest of the world :(

You mean the named.conf file that tells you to use named.custom instead?
This has been filed with RH several times as a bug, and has been
closed repeatedly as NOTABUG. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=145244 or
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=145094 for more

Whether you agree with it or not, it appears to be how RH will do
things for the forseeable future.

Jim Perrin
System Architect - UIT
Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center

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