bind 10.2/11.0 recompile (SSA:2009-015-01)
Posted on: 01/16/2009 10:59 AM

Updated bind packages are available for Slackware 10.2 and 11.0 to address a load problem. It was reported that the initial build of these updates complained that the Linux capability module was not present and would refuse to load. It was determined that the packages which were compiled on 10.2 and 11.0 systems running 2.6 kernels, and although the installed kernel headers are from 2.4.x, it picked up on this resulting in packages that would only run under 2.4 kernels. These new packages address the issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Recompiled. The -1_slack11.0 package was compiled on a Slackware 11.0
system running a 2.6.x kernel, and this caused problems for machines running
the default kernel. This package should run correctly.

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.2 package:
0168b2682e35ba04200fd0acba33e80c bind-9.3.6_P1-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
ee1215ac132fe11291cd52a469fc38fd bind-9.3.6_P1-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg bind-9.3.6_P1-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

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