Why bind9 on 8.04 server?

Andreas Olsson andreas at arrakis.se
Sat Aug 23 19:11:03 UTC 2008

On Saturday 23 August 2008 20:48:18 Michael Hipp wrote:
> Just installed 8.04-1 server. Doing updates it says:
>      The following packages have been kept back:
>        bind9-host dnsutils libbind9-30 libisccfg30
> To my knowledge I don't want bind running on this machine. I will be using
> dnsmasq to be a simple caching dns and dhcp server for the Windows machines
> on the backside of this box.
> Why do I have bind9-host or, alternatively, why is it held back?

bind9-host is only the host command from bind9. Not the entire bind9.

The reason why packages are held back is because they depend on a new package. 
Doing an apt-get upgrade won't give you any new packages. Instead you can try 
an apt-get dist-upgrade

Well, even with dist-upgrade you can get held back packages. That's in 
situations when the necessary new packages yet has to be moved into the 

Andreas Olsson
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