[CentOS] Beware - Yum 3.5 to 3.6 upgrade replaces named.conf -- not a YUM issue ...

Bryan J. Smith thebs413 at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 15 22:17:01 UTC 2005

Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Close. It has to do with RH policy.
> ...
> RHEL tries. the named.conf file says to not edit it, and to
> use named.custom. Some people don't follow the directions.
> bugs:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=145094
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=145244

Yep, a policy I was ignorant of until now.
Thanx for setting my straight.

> And it will continue to for as long as people do what
> redhat perceives as the "wrong" thing.

The "wrong" thing is something that you'll _rarely_ ever see
me say.  I'm more than ready to point at my own ignorance
than anything, such as in this case.

> Yes this post is mostly a dupe of what I just posted under
> the original thread. People keep changing subjects and
> gmail.

Actually, GMail is the problem -- it should track based on
Message-ID.  Subject tracking has _never_ been a viable

30+ years of SMTP/NNTP Message-ID header tracking, yet Google
thinks it knows better.  My posts thread correctly in the
archives which, ironically, most people find via Google. 
How?  Again, Message-ID.

Even more ironic is that appending or changing the subject
has _always_ been _encouraged_ in discussion lists -- UseNet
or e-mail.  Because after dozens of posts, it's a major PITA
to have to read everything just to find one thing.  Appending
or changing the subject as appropriate has always been
encouraged for such threaded lists/groups.

I get thanks for doing so from people who find my posts in
Google searches almost daily.  Because they don't have to
read through 30+ posts of the exact same subject (let alone
some where the topics have changed) just to find the answer.

GMail needs to get with the program.  But they won't.  That's
why Yahoo takes the awards, because Google doesn't track

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