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Update BIND on debian 6 (Squeeze)

Hi

I'm getting a message about BIND
" EOL/Obsolete Software: ISC BIND 9.7.x Detected "

This is on a server running debian 6 squeeze.
I'm trying to update BIND to a version that does not have the error  but it does not seem to get updated.

Can you guys help please
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rindiCommented:
How did you try updating?
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gheistCommented:
https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140424

https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Using?highlight=%28\bSqueeze\b%29

Or in simple words:
edit /etc/apt/sources.lst
adding a duplicate of each line replacing squeeze with squeeze-lts.

Bind 9.7 is still maintained by debian-lts and rhel5/centos5 backporting patches.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

Since you are using debian you need to use aptitude/apt-get command to perform the upgrade the suggested method would be issuing this commands to perform a full upgrade of your system:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

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Or if you need to upgrade just the bind and its requirements you can use tihs instead:

apt-get update 
apt-get upgrade bind9

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Cheers,
K.
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gheistCommented:
If the problem was discovered during audit:
1) Yes, it was not spotted that debian6 is EOL, but LTS is not active.
2) Big thanks for notifying timely and now it is patched. (They will write that in audit report)
3) Once they are gone, inform your management about burden you carry with Debina6-LTS, and will they want to wait for Debian 8, or let you upgrade to 7.
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broadcastwarehouseAuthor Commented:
hi
I tried to update by running
apt-get upgrade bind9

but the bind version stays at 9.7.3

Anyway of getting it to 9.8
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gheistCommented:
1) did you edit /etc/apt/sources.lst
2) did you follow up by apt-get update
3) apt-get upgrade ?

Why you dont like patched 9.7 release?
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Please try

apt-get update

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First. It would update the update catalogs and available packages.
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broadcastwarehouseAuthor Commented:
hi
I've edited the sources
and run the update .

 what version should bind be showing if its been updated to the patched release 9.7.3 ?
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gheistCommented:
Before:
bind9/squeeze uptodate 1:9.7.3.dfsg1~squeeze11
After:
bind9/squeeze-lts uptodate 1:9.7.3-dfsg~squeeze13

There are no more backports or any other easy chance to get LTS support.
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gheistCommented:
using
# apt-show-version  bind9
(install that, much faster than dpkg listing)
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broadcastwarehouseAuthor Commented:
when i run
named - v
it shows BIND 9.7.3

Does that mean its not patched yet?
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gheistCommented:
# apt-show-version bind9

log and bind version will stay 9.7.3, no matter patches applied.

If you feel adventurous
BIND 9.8.4 is here:
http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
But there is no advantage using it, as 9.7 is still security supported and only technical difference is improved rate-limiting.
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gheistCommented:
and now upgrade your (g)libc too ;) enjoy the LTS..
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