[Bug 923685] Re: Installing resolvconf causes loss of manually entered nameserver information in resolv.conf
steve.langasek at canonical.com
Mon Feb 20 03:58:15 UTC 2012
** Changed in: resolvconf (Ubuntu Precise)
Status: In Progress => Fix Committed
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Installing resolvconf causes loss of manually entered nameserver
information in resolv.conf
Status in “resolvconf” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “resolvconf” source package in Precise:
This is something I noticed when recently doing updates on my Precise test server. Before I had set up a /etc/resolv.conf (cannot remember when but maybe the installer did) so it would point to the correct nameserver and search list(s). And that was left alone all the time (on a server installation). But the recent update to resolvconf changed that and the dns configuration was dropped (because the static ip setup in /etc/network/interfaces did not have any dns-* keywords).
Now this is simple to fix by adding dns-nameserver and dns-search to the interfaces file, but (assuming many servers have a static ip setup and not dhcp) could cause a lot of fallout for upgrades.
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