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Re: Require packages to build without any configured DNS

On 9/10/21 10:53 AM, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 9/8/21 6:01 PM, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>> Now, that said, if the build process actually wants a DNS server to
>>> run tests against, it should provide or depend on such a DNS server,
>>> and configure it for such tests.
>> Just to be 100% sure we're on the same page: that's *not* what dnspython
>> is doing. It's a client library that's testing parsing of the
>> /etc/resolv.conf format, and it just expects it to be there for parsing.
> I understood that; I'd just wanted to make it clear that while programs
> parsing /etc/resolv.conf should assume a nameserver on localhost if
> /etc/resolv.conf doesn't exist

I don't understand why that should be the case. If there's a local
nameserver, then it should be configured in resolv.conf as "nameserver" no?


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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