Bug 75710 - bind startup script does not allow /etc/named.conf to be a symlink
bind startup script does not allow /etc/named.conf to be a symlink
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-10-11 08:01 EDT by Paul Gear
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-08-01 15:53:52 EDT
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Patch to /etc/init.d/named (663 bytes, patch)
2002-10-11 08:01 EDT, Paul Gear
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Description Paul Gear 2002-10-11 08:01:18 EDT
Description of Problem:
bind startup script does not allow /etc/named.conf to be a symlink

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How Reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /etc
2. mkdir named.data
3. mv named.conf named.data
4. ln -s named.data/named.conf .
5. service named start

Actual Results:
named not started

Expected Results:
named started

Additional Information:
The startup script should check for its requirements using more flexible test
operations.  Attached is a suggested patch.
Comment 1 Paul Gear 2002-10-11 08:01:55 EDT
Created attachment 79945 [details]
Patch to /etc/init.d/named
Comment 2 Daniel Walsh 2003-01-06 15:32:54 EST
Fixed in bind-9.2.1-12

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