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Bug#256112: Non creation of loopback interface leading to name resolution problems

Package: debian-installer
Version: Debian Installer Sarge Test Candidate 1

I installed Debian sarge using the boot cd with the debian sarge installer tc1. I skipped the network configuration part of the installer because my network card is being used behind an adsl modem for connecting via PPPOE. So no need to give an IP address to the card. The installation went perfectly and my system is running fine as far as I'm not connected to Internet. As soon as I get a connection via PPPOE, the application (particulary KDE one) are very slow to start. It appeared that a lot of dns query are done unsucessfully. I was able to fix the problem by adding the line


in the /etc/hosts file and by adding the two following lines

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

in the /etc/network/interfaces file (it was completely empty before). I wonder if the installer should not be responsible of doing that. Even if no network configuration was done, a loopback interface should be created, shouldn't it?

Gaetan Brichet.

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