Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66381
nsupdate missing in bind-utils-9.2.1-0.70
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:03 EDT
Description of Problem:
The man page is there, but the executable is missing:
# rpm -p bind-utils-9.2.1-0.70.i386.rpm -ql | grep nsupdate
Note that nsupdate was included in the bind-utils package that shipped with 7.1:
# rpm -p bind-utils-9.1.0-10.i386.rpm -ql | grep nsupdate
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Freshen bind-utils to version 9.2.1-0.70.
2. Attempt to run /usr/bin/nsupdate
bash: /usr/bin/nsupdate: No such file or directory
The binary has moved to the bind package because some people running
workstations without any need to control a DNS server complained about the
"useless" tool in bind-utils.
The fact that the man page is still in bind-utils is a bug.
Why shall I install the server package to get 'nsupdate'? It is completely
independent of the server; some systems broke here on the last bind-errate
because 'nsupdate' was used but only bind-utils installed.
IMO bind-utils was the perfect place for this tool, but to satisfy the people
named by you, please add a new package 'bind-nsupdate' where nsupdate is within!
Let people complain about a few kb more in bind-utils. It's better than
breaking scripts. nsupdate and the man page are now back in bind-utils