Pending issues with RELENG_5

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Mon Sep 27 10:03:22 PDT 2004

Here's a list of things that still concern me so far with RELENG_5,
particularly with BETA6 (and even more recent than that).  Hopefully
the appropriate parties can chime in here...

* No /etc/mergemaster.rc or /etc/defaults/mergemaster.rc
  Possibly creating this out-of-the-box during install, or keep a
  template in /etc/defaults/mergemaster.rc ?

* /etc/rc.d/named does not set up chroot environment properly
  For example, in the chroot_autoupdate() function, lines 37
  and 41 call pax blindly, referring to ${named_chrootdir}/dev even
  if it hasn't been created.

  The same goes for ${named_chrootdir}/etc/namedb/rndc.key, and the
  entire ${named_chrootdir}/etc tree (etc/localtime, etc/namedb, and
  so on).

  Could we get appropriate if [ -d ...]; then mkdir/chown/chmod; fi
  statements for creating this structure?  I personally have no idea
  who the appropriate directories should be owned by, or perm'd to.

* bind9 chroot tips
  Possibly some details on how to configure named.conf inside the
  default named.conf?  We hint at it already...

* Leftovers from bind8-->bind9 upgrade
  We now have two versions of nslookup; /usr/bin/nslookup and
  /usr/sbin/nslookup (deprecated), but we've also /usr/lib/libisc.*
  I assume this can be deleted and ldconfig -R re-run?  There's also
  the old dnsquery and dnskeygen binaries, extraneous manpages, etc..

  [This entry could spawn off quite a long thread about how exactly we
  plan on handling 'outdated' files.  None of this will matter when
  actually installing 5.3-STABLE (when released) on a new box, but
  for all bazillion of us who cvsup+world, it's a long-standing issue.]

I was in a hurry this morning to get this out, meaning my actual "full
list" is probably quite a bit longer... just need the time to sit down
and type it all in.  :-)

| Jeremy Chadwick                                 jdc at |
| Parodius Networking               |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                   Mountain View, CA, USA |
| Making life hard for others since 1977.                             |

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