(forw) Bug#299554: In dialup install, nameserver addresses not written to resolv.conf
Story details are in #299554. I think this bug report is of some
concern for the D-I team and we have to get an agreement with the
pppconfig package maintainer.
In short : a netinst install is made with no Ethernet card. In 2nd
stage, the user makes use of pppconfig to configure his ISP dialup
connection. The dialup connection gets up properly, but APT fails
because of DNS resolution problems.
Analysis shows that no resolv.conf file is present : the installer
didn't create one because no Ethernet card was present....and
pppconfig never creates one, it just updates the existig one.
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Subject: Bug#299554: In dialup install, nameserver addresses not written
Reply-To: John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
To: Tony Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: John Hasler <email@example.com>
Organization: Dancing Horse Hill
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2005 20:43:40 -0500
Tony Rowe writes:
> For "Configure the Network" a list of ethernet cards (drivers) is
> presented. I select "none" as no ethernet card is installed in my test
> system. Apparently this leaves the new system without an
> /etc/resolv.conf file...
And there is the bug. I don't think pppconfig should create
/etc/resolv.conf: the admin may have removed it for a reason. Besides, I
can't change pppconfig now anyway as it's frozen.
It's probably too late to make any package responsible for
/etc/resolv.conf, but the installer could 'touch /etc/resolv.conf'.
Elmwood, WI USA
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