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Re: (forw) Bug#299554: In dialup install, nameserver addresses not written to resolv.conf

Belated hello,

On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 07:18:59AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> 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.

Thomas Hood originally assigned my install report to netcfg and after
some investigation he reassigned it to pppconfig.  Now that thanks to
the time and efforts of at least three dd's, my bug now makes some
sense, could someone please suggest where the bug properly belongs?

> 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.

Thank-you for your effort to condense my now bloated bug report
Christian.  Your summary is accurate as far as I can see.  I would like 
to append a summary very similar to yours and reassign that bug since I 
am persuaded that it does not belong with pppconfig (since pppconfig 
does not own /etc/resolv.conf and so should not create it).


Tony Rowe

> ----- Forwarded message from John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> -----
> Subject: Bug#299554: In dialup install, nameserver addresses not written
>     to resolv.conf
> Reply-To: John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>, 299554@bugs.debian.org
> To: Tony Rowe <ay986@chebucto.ns.ca>
> Cc: 299554@bugs.debian.org, debian-install@lists.debian.org
> From: John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org>
> 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'.
> -- 
> John Hasler 
> john@dhh.gt.org
> Elmwood, WI USA
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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