How to properly update chroot-bind

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Tue Jul 28 11:58:20 UTC 2015

>Am 28.07.2015 um 10:56 schrieb Matus UHLAR - fantomas:
>>>but you *never ever* should only update specific packages on a
>>>RHEL/CentOS system because that is *not supported and tested* at all
>>No? What are dependencies for, then?
>>Or don't yum/RPM support them in the way debian does?
>>(that is why it's quite easy to have mixed Debian... we have machine with
>>mix of debian 5,6,7 and even 8... not that It's good idea)

On 28.07.15 11:22, Reindl Harald wrote:
>CentOS is a RHEL clone except that there are no updates for older 
>point releases
>it was multiple times statet by the maintainers on the mailing list 
>that you have to apply *all* errata updates nothing else is supported
>it's not a matter of dependencies, it's just a matter of what 
>combinations of packages are tested for regressions and the fact that 
>there are no updates for RHEL without a good reason
>how does dependencies help when there was a critical bug fixed in 
>package A which may hit your updated version of package B because the 
>combination of that versions never was tested
>feel free to ignore that but you are at your own if things behave 
>unexpected when the developers say "just only use 'yum upgrade'" 
>which applies also for minor releases, when CentOS 6.7 is out there 
>will be no single update for CentOS 6.6 packages and hence "yum 
>upgrade" brings you to CentOS 6.7 in a few weeks which is from that 
>moment on the only supported CentOS 6.x

yes, this is a good explanation, I believe for the OP too.

"not supported" can of course mean "working without problems", however I
agree there's no point in only updating BIND itself.

Still, the OP can stick with provided BIND 9.8 that is in CentOS6, update to
CentOS 7 or compile his own BIND version (and provide support for
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