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Bug#412249: please install resolvconf by default

Package: tasksel
Version: 2.66
Severity: normal

Please install resolvconf by default, at least in desktop task.


Assume the following scenario.  Joe user run Windows in his home computer
before migrating to Debian.  His router, which acts as DHCP server, is
broken and will send out its own IP address as DNS server, despite the fact
that it isn't actualy acting as DNS recursor or proxy.  This wasn't a problem
with Windows, because Joe had set it up to "obtain IP/netmask/gw automaticaly"
but not to "obtain DNS automaticaly" (they're separate options).

Unfortunately, adding good DNS via network-admin doesn't archieve the same
effect, because dhclient will overwrite /etc/resolv.conf whenever it's run,
which is going to be quite often if you happen to run network-manager (also
enabled by default).  This means Joe had to reload his DNS every 10 minutes
untill his friend Robert could debug the problem and figure out that resolvconf
was needed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii  aptitude                      0.4.4-1    terminal-based apt frontend
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.11     Debian configuration management sy
ii  liblocale-gettext-perl        1.05-1     Using libc functions for internati
ii  tasksel-data                  2.66       Official tasks used for installati

tasksel recommends no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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