Update DNS BIND - CentOS 7

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Re: Update DNS BIND - CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2018/11/16 13:48:32

That is not the way that RHEL and CentOS do things.

Please see https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting/ for information on backporting of security fixes and features in CentOS and RHEL. Additionally https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2074 may also be of use
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Re: Update DNS BIND - CentOS 7

Post by avij » 2018/11/16 13:50:40

Nerigal wrote:
2018/11/16 13:32:47
avij wrote:
2018/01/11 12:31:55
Why would you need a newer version? Note that security fixes get backported to the versions shipped by RHEL/CentOS.
i think the question was NOT why but how to upgrade bind
Yeah, sure, but if someone asks "how can I shoot myself in the foot", the appropriate response is not "aim and pull the trigger" but something along the lines of "why would you want to do that, it would probably hurt".

Red Hat keeps the deprecated BIND versions usable. If you want to use a version not shipped by RH/CentOS, feel free to do so, but you'll need to get them from some other source than CentOS repos.

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Re: Update DNS BIND - CentOS 7

Post by Nerigal » 2018/11/16 14:21:10

avij wrote:
2018/11/16 13:50:40
Nerigal wrote:
2018/11/16 13:32:47
avij wrote:
2018/01/11 12:31:55
Why would you need a newer version? Note that security fixes get backported to the versions shipped by RHEL/CentOS.
i think the question was NOT why but how to upgrade bind
Yeah, sure, but if someone asks "how can I shoot myself in the foot", the appropriate response is not "aim and pull the trigger" but something along the lines of "why would you want to do that, it would probably hurt".

Red Hat keeps the deprecated BIND versions usable. If you want to use a version not shipped by RH/CentOS, feel free to do so, but you'll need to get them from some other source than CentOS repos.
The original question was not even close to a "how can I shoot myself in the foot" in any shape of form.
and i think having blinkers can be even more dangerous

But thank you anyway

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Re: Update DNS BIND - CentOS 7

Post by avij » 2018/11/16 14:36:34

I don't usually do this, but I think I'll lock this topic now so that this does not degenerate into pointless arguing about the backporting employed by RH/CentOS. Thanks for your interest in this topic.

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