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Re: Broken ppp/diald in unstable?

Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@rosebud.sps.queensu.ca> writes:

> That was reported a million times before on this list, and it hence covered
> in the new FAQ. 

I apologize for missing it; however, I think it is probably
understandable -- the paragraph in there about nsswitch starts out
with something like "If you are using NIS..." which I am not.  So I
thought it didn't apply to me.

Thanks for your reply, this has fixed it.

I assume it has been reported as a bug for the relevant package?  If
not, I shall do so.

> The error is neither with netstd/netbase, nor with diald or ppp.  You have to
> change the file /etc/nsswitch.conf from
> 	networks:       files dns
> to 
> 	networks:       files
> and all will work just fine.  Proof:
> edd@miles:~> dpkg -l netstd netbase diald ppp 
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge
> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name            Version        Description
> +++-===============-==============-============================================
> ii  netstd          3.00-1         Networking binaries and daemons for Linux
> ii  netbase         3.00-1         Basic TCP/IP networking binaries
> ii  diald           0.16.4-10      dial on demand daemon for PPP and SLIP.
> ii  ppp             2.2.0f-26      Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) daemon.
> edd@miles:~> /sbin/ifconfig sl0     
> sl0       Link encap:Serial Line IP  
>           inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
>           UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>           TX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> edd@miles:~> /sbin/ifconfig ppp0
> ppp0      Link encap:Point-Point Protocol  
>           inet addr:  P-t-P:  Mask:
>           UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:20446 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
>           TX packets:12043 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> -- 
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