is rbldnsd no longer distributed in CentOS?

Rob McEwen
Tue Nov 19 17:03:20 CET 2019

On 11/19/2019 10:04 AM, Denny Watson via dev wrote:
> On 11/18/19 10:32 PM, Rob McEwen via dev wrote:
>> Is rbldnsd no longer distributed in CentOS? If I recall correctly, I was
>> able to run a test where I got it running on CentOS several months ago -
>> using the standard "yum -y install rbldnsd" command - but then I spun up
>> a CentOS system today and rbldnsd is no longer in the distribution. I
>> got the same "No package rbldnsd available." error when trying this for
>> CentOS 6, 7, and 8.
>> Running "yum -y update" - (/which I think is equivalent to running both
>> "apt-get update" AND "//apt-get //upgrade" on Debian?/) - didn't help.
>> It is simply not in the CentOS distribution anymore.  I was able to
>> download the source code and compile it from GitHub - but that isn't a
>> substitute for all the things that a full Yum installation does (such as
>> installing dependencies and other service files, etc).
>> Any suggestions?
>> -- 
>> Rob McEwen, invaluement
> Are the EPEL repos installed on your systems?
> -- It should be there for at least
> EPEL 6 and 7.  I'm not sure on EPEL 8.

In my script, before attempting to install rbldnsd, I FIRST run:

yum -y install epel-release

...I had forgotten why, but what you said makes sense - that explains 
why I was running that command - and that mirrors the instructions found 

where it says:

*NOTE for CentOS users*
You can install EPEL by running*yum install epel-release*. The package 
is included in the CentOS Extras repository, enabled by default.

HOWEVER - after doing that - when I run "yum list", I see MANY packages 
that are labeled as a part of "epel" - but "rbldnsd" is missing. I think 
for whatever reason, rbldnsd is suddenly missing from the EPEL release? 
(whereas it was previously there?)

Thanks for looking into this! Any suggestions?

Rob McEwen, invaluement

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