Failed Install of bind rpm has broken service

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Dear All,

Recently I installed RedHat Linux 6.2 on a low end PC to act as an internet gateway and firewall for a home network.

As I have been worried about possible insecurities in the firewall I decided to download and install the latest version of bind for the distribution.

I downloaded bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386.rpm from


I then performed a reboot of my linux server,

and issued commands :

/sbin/service network stop
rpm -i bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386.rpm

And recieved a message that the bind rpm could not be installed.

I checked my syntax and decided to reboot the server.
Now however the boot process reaches the installation of the sendmail service and then hangs.

Can anyone suggest possible solutions to this problem?
Question by:gavinpat
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Just wait a couple of minutes for sendmail, it's probabaly because your named is broken or not started that it is taking so long. It will eventually come up.

After that, try to install the bind rpm again, but this tie use rpm -Fvh bind.xxx.rpm
the -i switch tells it to install, and it only works if you don't have other versions of it installed. The -Fvh switches tell rpm to install if nothing else is detected or to Upgrade if it finds a previous version, but to be on the safe side, just post the exact errors that you got with the previous try.
If sendmail hangs too long, then try to boot in single user mode, on the lilo prompt just type "linux single".
Then disable sendmail from starting at boot by typing chkconfig sendmail off, then reboot normally and continue to try to undate bind, and after that just do a chkconfig sendmail on

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How slow is your machine . Why don't u try a newer version of linux. I have installed last year redhat 7.2 on a P100 an it was working quite well.
Did U checked the dependencies ? Try to use up2date. it will do that automatically.
And try use interactive interactive startup an hit NO for sendmail.

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I ran the boot up in interactive mode and did not start the sendmail. I have used chkconfig to disable it at boot time.

I then ran

rpm -Fvh bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386.rpm
error: failed dependencies
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 is needed by bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386
libcrypto.so.0 is needed by bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386
libdns.so.5 is needed by bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386
libisc.so.4 is needed by bind-9.2.1-0.6x.3.i386

So I expect I must install the mosrt recent version of rpm in order for bind to work.

Will I need to disable anything other than network service in order to install rpm?
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