I am currently using Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.1 to use for Oracle RAC. However I am stuck at installing BIND (DNS Server) at the VM I've set up.

I've used the following command:

yum install bind_libs bind bind-utils

I get the error: no package bind available

Any help is appreciated.


I would double check that these packages are in fact available on your system via whatever YUM repos you have configured first.

I know that for starters the package bind_libs is actually called bind-libs. You should get output similar to this with a yum search "bind-".


$ yum search "bind-"
Loaded plugins: downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.anl.gov
 * epel: mirror.steadfast.net
 * extras: centos.corenetworks.net
 * updates: bay.uchicago.edu
80 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
=================================================================================== N/S Matched: bind- ====================================================================================
bind-chroot.x86_64 : A chroot runtime environment for the ISC BIND DNS server, named(8)
bind-devel.i686 : Header files and libraries needed for BIND DNS development
bind-devel.x86_64 : Header files and libraries needed for BIND DNS development
bind-dyndb-ldap.x86_64 : LDAP back-end plug-in for BIND
bind-libs.x86_64 : Libraries used by the BIND DNS packages
bind-libs.i686 : Libraries used by the BIND DNS packages
bind-sdb.x86_64 : BIND server with database backends and DLZ support
bind-utils.x86_64 : Utilities for querying DNS name servers

Using an Oracle YUM repo?

If you go poking around you'll eventually stumble into Oracle's YUM repository. I found a packaged version of Bind there.

You can read more about setting up these repositories.

The Oracle public yum server offers a free and convenient way to install the latest Oracle Linux packages as well as packages from the Oracle VM installation media via a yum client.

You can download the full Oracle Linux and Oracle VM installation media via edelivery.oracle.com/linux. To stay current on errata updates, you may wish to subscribe to the Oracle Linux errata mailing list.

This yum server is offered without support of any kind. If you require support, please consider purchasing Oracle Linux Support via the online store, or via your sales representative.

  • I have bind-libs.x86_64 and bind-utils.x86_64. I tried adding some repos, but to no success. Perhaps I'll use CentOS as the DNS server, and use oracle for RAC installation. – TGO Apr 2 '14 at 8:57
  • @TGO - see updates. – slm Apr 2 '14 at 12:32
  • your answer was helpful, thanks for the help :] – TGO Apr 3 '14 at 9:06

Here is the detailed procedure for Oracle 12c RAC Installation using DNS.


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