Moving from "type forward" to "type static-stub"

Oscar Ricardo Silva osilva at
Fri Sep 21 15:45:43 UTC 2012

On 09/21/2012 02:55 AM, Adam Tkac wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 07:49:08PM -0500, Oscar Ricardo Silva wrote:
>> I have several recursive, caching BIND servers that were running the
>> Redhat package of BIND.  Our servers started crashing because of a
>> bug (previously identified AND fixed by ISC) so we've decided to
>> ditch that version and run from source, 9.9.1-P3.  (I'm still not
>> sure why redhat decided to use the rc1 version of source on which to
>> build their rpm ... seriously ... the bug that hit us was fixed in
>> rc2 AND the final release)
> Because rc2 was released too late to get it into RHEL 6.3... Btw which is the
> bug that bothers you? Why don't you report it to RH bugzilla?
> Regards, Adam

Case opened with Redhat:	2012-07-02
Bug:				837165 (opened on 2012-07-02)
Proposed patch (by Adam):	2012-07-09
Patch released:			2012-07-23 (but not noted in Bugzilla)
Notification of bug fix:	2012-07-31
   (per Bugzilla)
Number of crashes after
    bug reported:		3 (2 initial crashes, 3 more after)

We did report it and a patch was released AFTER our servers started 
crashing on the known bug.  Even then, when one server had crashed twice 
and we were holding our breath on the others, it took weeks for the 
patched version to come through.

I don't want to get in a war of words but here's the first line from the 
9.8.2rc1 Release Notes:

BIND 9.8.2rc1 is the first release candidate of BIND 9.8.2.

Not only is it a release candidate but it's the FIRST release candidate. 
  Also, using the dates on the release notes:

2012-01-19	9.8.2rc1
2012-03-13	9.8.2rc1
2012-03-23	9.8.2rc1
2012-06-21	RHEL 6.3 announced as available

I wonder if there's no process to revisit a package after a final 
version has been released.  I'm aware that you have to pick something 
but if it's not a final version why not go back after the official 
version is available.

Sorry for going way off topic (package version vs an actual BIND 
problem) but the question was asked.  Personally it drives me nuts when 
people just complain on a mailing list but then don't report it through 
official channels so I wanted to show that we did do that.


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