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Re: Bug#514411: [Resolvconf-devel] Bug#514411: resolvconf breaks all network operations

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 05:31:24PM +0000, Richard Kettlewell wrote:
> Thomas Hood wrote:
>>> iface eth0 inet static
>>>  address
>>>  gateway
>>>  netmask
>> I'll assume that interface eth0 is configured using the "ifup" command.
>> Add this line to the "iface eth0" stanza in /etc/network/interfaces
>>    dns-nameservers
>> Then do, as root:
>>   ifdown eth0
>>   ifup eth0
>> Then your resolv.conf file should be correct.  Please read
>> resolvconf(8) and the README file in/usr/share/doc/resolvconf  for
>> background information.
> Why on earth would I want to do that?  /etc/resolv.conf has been a  
> perfectly fine way of statically configuring name servers for the last  
> few decades.
> resolvconf should quite simply not modify /etc/resolv.conf if it doesn't  
> know the right thing to put there.  Then this sort of problem would  
> never arise.
> As I said, I didn't even ask to install it.  I don't see why I should  
> jump through extra nonstandard hoops just because its author can't be  
> bothered with some simple sanity checks.

On the other hand, trying to install resolvconf on a fresh install with
a custom /etc/resolv.conf didn't result in a blank file except for
resolvconf comments here, so it looks like you met a corner case. While
it would be nice to fix corner cases, I don't think this grants release
critical status.


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