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0014712CentOS-7GeoIPpublic2018-07-19 22:04
Reporterpc2018 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version7.4.1708 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014712: GeoIP 1.x free databases are no longer updated
DescriptionAs of April 1, 2018, the legacy GeoLite (free) databases are no longer being updated by MaxMind:

https://blog.maxmind.com/2018/01/02/discontinuation-of-the-geolite-legacy-databases/

The current symptom of this deprecation is the following error message when attempting to run "geoipupdate":

"Received Error -21 (Sanity check database_info string failed) when attempting to update GeoIP Database"

The secondary symptom will be increasing inaccuracy until January 2019, at which point the legacy (1.x) free databases will be taken offline entirely. Version 2 free databases are still available and supported (as are paid 1.x databases, for now). GeoIP2 was released in October of 2013.

CentOS is still shipping version 1.5 of the GeoIP library. I assume RHEL is shipping the same version, but I'm not running RHEL. How do we go about requesting 2.x upstream? IUS doesn't appear to have a package for GeoIP2 either.
Steps To Reproduceyum install GeoIP
/usr/bin/geoipupdate
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TrevorH

TrevorH

2018-04-24 21:52

manager   ~0031672

Search bugzilla.redhat.com and see if it's already been reported and if not, raise a new ticket there. If and when Redhat do something about it for RHEL then CentOS will inherit the fix.
rodrigo

rodrigo

2018-07-19 19:20

reporter   ~0032313

Hello @TrevorH, redhat has already patched the fix.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1576034
tigalch

tigalch

2018-07-19 19:37

manager   ~0032314

From what I read, for Fedora 27, not RHEL
toracat

toracat

2018-07-19 21:30

manager   ~0032319

@rodrigo

There is a "Clone this bug" link near the top. Using that, you can file the same bug for RHEL.
rodrigo

rodrigo

2018-07-19 21:35

reporter   ~0032320

@toracat

I already created a bug in RHEL. Thank you.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1604029
toracat

toracat

2018-07-19 22:04

manager   ~0032322

Awesome.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-04-23 20:22 pc2018 New Issue
2018-04-24 21:52 TrevorH Note Added: 0031672
2018-07-19 19:20 rodrigo Note Added: 0032313
2018-07-19 19:37 tigalch Note Added: 0032314
2018-07-19 21:30 toracat Note Added: 0032319
2018-07-19 21:35 rodrigo Note Added: 0032320
2018-07-19 22:04 toracat Note Added: 0032322