is rbldnsd no longer distributed in CentOS?

Denny Watson
Tue Nov 19 17:35:26 CET 2019

On 11/19/19 10:03 AM, Rob McEwen via dev wrote:
> 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
> here
> 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?

What version of CentOS are you running?

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