Why bind9 on 8.04 server?

Michael Hipp Michael at Hipp.com
Sat Aug 23 19:46:33 UTC 2008

Andreas Olsson wrote:
> 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 
> repository.

Thanks. I installed it.


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