Need updated RHEL/CentOS RPM

Ernesto Perez ernesto.perez at
Thu Sep 19 01:20:58 UTC 2019

El 18/9/19 a las 17:44, Guevara, Daniel via Unbound-users escribió:
> As I work on creating my own RPM can someone confirm if my compile steps are correct? I am testing the version before actually building the RPM.
> I installed all dependencies:

hi Daniel
We use to compile an rpm on each unbound version, available here:

atm we are at 1.9.2 but maybe next week we will have the 1-9.3

if you wish the customized src.rpm you can download it at:

> BuildRequires: flex, openssl-devel, expat-devel, ldns-devel
> Including:
> libevent-devel
> Then I ran:
> ./configure --with-libevent --prefix=; make; make install
> (prefix set to blank so that it would install in /etc)
> Everything appears to go smoothly but when I performance test the numers are much worse than I get with 1.6.6.
> For brevity I will leave the perf tests out since they are same between the 2 builds using the same unbound.conf
> On 9/16/19, 6:43 PM, "Paul Wouters" <paul at> wrote:
>      This email is from an external sender.
>      On Mon, 16 Sep 2019, Anand Buddhdev via Unbound-users wrote:
>      [ with my red hat on ]
>      >> The latest version available to build from source is 1.9.3. I can
>      >> obviously explore creating my own RPM but I was thinking the entire
>      >> community can benefit from an updated RPM. Does anyone have a suggestion
>      >> on how to get a 1.9.x RHEL/CentOS created for everyone to download/use.
>      >
>      > RHEL tends to be very conservative with packages. It's unfortunate that
>      > unbound is in CentOS base. The chances of Redhat updating it in CentOS 7
>      > are very low. Even in the recently-released RHEL 8, unbound is at
>      > version 1.7.3, and will probably be pinned at 1.7.x.
>      For RHEL7/CentOS7, indeed you will now only see very important fixes
>      like CVEs. However, for RHEL8/CentOS8. things should not be pinned at
>      1.7.x. With the Modularity and the AppStream vs BaseOS, we should be
>      able to do more frequent updates to unbound.
>      That said, if you want to help me achieve this, you really need to file
>      a bug in bugzilla against RHEL8 for unbound, and list in the bug item
>      not just that you want to new version, but also what specific feature
>      you want. It is even better if you are a redhat customer making that
>      bug report.
>      > If you want to use the newest version, then I suggest rolling your own
>      > RPM. And if your do that, I suggest naming your package carefully. Don't
>      > call it "unbound", so that there's no conflict or accidental "upgrade"
>      > in case there's a new version in the base repositories. Call it
>      > "yourcompany-unbound" or something like that. There is an "unbound.spec"
>      > file in the "contrib" directory in the source, but it's woefully out of
>      > date. However, you may be able to use it as a template.
>      You can also just grab the source rpm and update the spec file there, or
>      grab the fedora spec file and compile it for centos8. For centos7, this
>      will be trickier but you can use the fedora spec file as starting point.
>      Paul

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