LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Password
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
girarde
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 23
"yum update" killed my DNS zones on VMware Server 1.0.3


The subject pretty much describes the syndrome. I took a snapshot of a CENTOS 4.2 server running BIND 9.2.4 chrooted, ran yum update under su, and after restarting I had no DNS configuration, and very shortly thereafter pushed it to my ISP. There was no love.

I don't have more info because we needed to revert to snapshot ASAP.

Why would updating packages cream DNS?
 
Old 04-16-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
archangel_617b
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: GMT -08:00
Distribution: Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS, Fedora
Posts: 234

Rep: Reputation: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by girarde View Post
The subject pretty much describes the syndrome. I took a snapshot of a CENTOS 4.2 server running BIND 9.2.4 chrooted, ran yum update under su, and after restarting I had no DNS configuration, and very shortly thereafter pushed it to my ISP. There was no love.

I don't have more info because we needed to revert to snapshot ASAP.

Why would updating packages cream DNS?
Were the zone files themselves gone or what? Any idea? My only guess would be that either a new named.conf or else a new location for named.conf lead your DNS server to look in a new (and incorrect) location for your zone files.

- Arch
 
Old 04-16-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
girarde
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 71

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by archangel_617b View Post
Were the zone files themselves gone or what? Any idea? My only guess would be that either a new named.conf or else a new location for named.conf lead your DNS server to look in a new (and incorrect) location for your zone files.

- Arch
Well, I don't know if either of those is the case, because I did not dare spend time checking. I had to revert to snapshot IMMEDIATELY.

I marvel at bind changing the location of the .conf file, but then I marvel that anything else would touch anything relating to it as well.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 10:32 AM   #4
archangel_617b
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: GMT -08:00
Distribution: Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS, Fedora
Posts: 234

Rep: Reputation: 42
So when you load your VM on a test machine and test the upgrade on it, what happens?

- Arch
 
Old 04-20-2009, 10:22 PM   #5
girarde
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Distribution: OpenBSD
Posts: 71

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 23
I may not be able to test that - new assignment.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference betweenn "yum install" and "yum update" john lee Linux - Newbie 1 02-11-2008 11:26 PM
find history of a job killed by "kernel: Out of Memory: Killed process" poulacou Linux - Server 3 09-20-2007 04:24 PM
Huge log file grow since "yum update" on 29 April cubensys Fedora 1 05-21-2006 06:34 AM
"yum -y upgrade" FC4->FC5 killed my machine! U4ea Fedora 1 04-20-2006 10:47 AM
Update Fedora2 using "yum update" problem chinaundead Fedora 9 04-27-2004 09:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration