upgrade to precise required a change in /etc/network/interfaces

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Wed Aug 29 13:50:49 UTC 2012

On 2012-07-21, Marius Gedminas wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 11:07:52AM +0100, Adam Funk wrote:

>> Is there any good reason that man 5 interfaces still doesn't mention
>> the dns-nameserver option at all?  I had a good idea that this was the
>> file I needed to tinker with, but it took me a while to find the magic
>> words on the WWW.
> I don't know the real reason, but I guess it's because dns-nameserver is
> not handled by the ifup infrastructure itself, but rather by one of the
> /etc/network/if-up.d/ scripts provided by a different package
> (resolvconf?).
> The manual page even mentions that explicitly:
>     Additional options can be given on subsequent lines in the
>     stanza. Which options are available depends on the family
>     and method, as described below. Additional options can be
>     made available by other Debian packages. For example, the
>     wireless-tools package makes available a number of options
>     prefixed with "wireless-" which can be used to configure the
>     interface using iwconfig(8). (See wireless(7) for details.)
> Still, since resolvconf is installed by default on Ubuntu 12.04, and
> this option is now apparently necessary to get a fully working static
> connection (unless you manually replace the /etc/resolv.conf symlink
> with a regular file), I think the manual page should mention the
> "dns-" options too, with a reference to resolvconf(8) for details.
> Can you file a bug?


I finally got around to filing this.  I'd encourage you & others who
understand the details better to add to it.  :-)

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