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

Tue Jan 19 23:47:37 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

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 

   Les Mikesell
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