BIND through COPR after CentOS

Petr Menšík pemensik at
Mon Jan 4 11:24:24 UTC 2021

Hello Bruce.

Since this version is exactly the same piece what I am working on for
RHEL, what would be advantage of using Oracle Linux for it?

The same version would land to CentOS Stream and into Red Hat Enterprise
Linux later. We try hard to make no regressions on any update. ISC's
maintained tests help us a lot, but we have also bunch of our own tests.
I would like to thank ISC for their great test coverage support, it is
outstanding in my opinion. All tests apply to any version released even
to CentOS Stream, just like for RHEL. The only difference for RHEL would
be, such changes would be parked in our repository for several months
until minor update release.

Anyway, Oracle seems to be only recompilation of package I prepare for
RHEL and then falls to CentOS. Is there any advantage receiving it from
them, where no feedback to actual maintainers can be provided? Would it
make it more stable in any way? I admit I don't understand motivation
for it. It seems more misunderstanding what CentOS 8 Stream is supposed
to be. Can I clarify it somehow?

Best Regards,

On 12/18/20 8:12 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:
> I’m evaluating Oracle Linux to replace CentOS right now for other uses, which Oracle pinky-swears will always be free (beer and speech); it’s essentially another RHEL clone, with some additional stuff for oracle in the repo. I think it’ll end up replacing our CentOS 8 upgrade of ours.
> Available Packages
> Name         : bind
> Epoch        : 32
> Version      : 9.11.20
> Release      : 5.el8
> Architecture : src
> Size         : 8.1 M
> Source       : None
> Repository   : ol8_baseos_latest
> Summary      : The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) DNS (Domain Name System) server
> URL          :
> License      : MPLv2.0
> Description  : BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS
>              : (Domain Name System) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named),
>              : which resolves host names to IP addresses; a resolver library
>              : (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and
>              : tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating properly.
> On Dec 18, 2020, at 11:15 AM, John Thurston <john.thurston at<mailto:john.thurston at>> wrote:
> We have been using the ISC COPR packages for BIND on CentOS. With the demise of CentOS, we (along with a few other people on the planet) need to consider where we will move our applications.
> We have been completely happy with the packages provided by ISC through COPR. Does anyone want to offer up other linux distributions on which they have had unqualified success with these same packages?
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Petr Menšík
Software Engineer
Red Hat,
email: pemensik at
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