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

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 23:26:48 UTC 2010

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.

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