Bug 127556 - bind-chroot missing device nodes and slaves dir
Summary: bind-chroot missing device nodes and slaves dir
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-09 17:33 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: bind-9.2.4rc6-6
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Last Closed: 2004-08-24 18:48:38 UTC
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2004-07-09 17:33:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
/var/named/slaves belongs to bind, but
/var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves doesn't; it should belong to

I also noticed that /dev/null and /dev/random are no lonfwe in the
bind-chroot package (and from the chroot).  They should be, otherwise
named warns when started up within the chroot.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start bind with a config file that requires slave zones to be stored
in the slaves dir, in the chroot

Actual Results:  The dir isn't there, can't be created, and the
devices are reported as missing in /var/log/messages

Expected Results:  It should just work.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2004-07-28 13:25:40 UTC
This is now finally fixed in bind-9.2.4rc6-3 .
Unlike in previous versions:
o Required /dev/random and /dev/zero device nodes are created.
o If the /var/named/chroot directory does not exist, it will be 
o The existing /etc/named.conf and /etc/rndc.key are always copied
  to /var/named/chroot/etc
  (The rpm install used to create these as empty files!)
o /var/named/chroot/var/named/slaves is now created, with ownership

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2004-07-29 04:30:18 UTC
I think silently overwriting existing named.conf and rndc.key in the
chroot is a bad idea.  I mean, they're the primary config files, so if
someone tweaked them, it was in these files, and when you copy the
files in the root into the chroot, you're overwriting the changes.

I suggest adding the chroot conf files to the bind-chroot package, and
letting rpm take care of it, just like we let it take care of the conf
files for the root filesystem in the bind package.

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2004-08-24 18:36:52 UTC
I've noticed recent bind updates no longer break name resolution due
to overwriting the config file in the chroot.  It still noisily
attempts to re-create the device nodes, even though they're already
there, but this is not a big deal.  Feel free to close if you like.

Comment 4 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-24 18:48:38 UTC
OK, next bind version will check for device nodes existence
and not attempt to create them if they exist (bind-9.2.4rc7-9).

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2004-09-05 06:04:51 UTC
Confirmed, thanks.  I think this should have been marked
closed/rawhide, not closed/currentrelease, no?  Or did you issue an
update fixing this bug in the current release?

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