Re: Bug#299554: In dialup install, nameserver addresses not written to resolv.conf
On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 08:43:40PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> 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'.
So this bug should be reassigned again, but where?
Is it still my bug; can I reassign it?
I am configuring a netinst install to use PPP. In first stage "Configure
the network", no ethernet card is selected and so no /etc/resolv.conf is
created. That is the bug. Then in second stage, pppconfig is selected
to create a dialup connection. The connection succeeds but APT fails
because the DNS server entries cannot be written to /etc/resolv.conf
since that file is missing and it is the job of some program other than
pppconfig to create it.