[Scottish] Ubuntu resolvconf

Craig Perry craig at onemanstudfarm.co.uk
Mon Oct 11 23:03:47 BST 2004


I managed to find a post to a polish forum about it, and after digging out the old linguaphone stuff I gather that what I done was the right thing.

debian uses resolvconf to manage the /etc/resolv.conf file. It looks after updating this file as depending on your systems setup, it is possible that more than one process may try to mess about with the resolv.conf file.

I need it automatically updated depending on my location so manually editing it wasn't a suitable option.

'apt-get install resolvconf' does it perfectly.

Ubuntu is a nice wee distro and looks like one to watch. I went back to debian testing distro though as I don't really like the whole sudo thing and it's woven into the config of gnome etc. Which just started to get annoying everytime I fired up synaptic I'd put the root pw in and then wonder why it didn't work...

Old habits die hard, and pedantic perfectionists just switch distros lol


-----Original Message-----
From: Kyle Gordon <kyle at lodge.glasgownet.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 21:48:49 
To:scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Scottish] Ubuntu resolvconf

On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 08:26 +0000, Craig Perry wrote:
> Hi guys,
> After some recent list traffic about the ubuntu distro I decided to give it a go. What a distro!
> The new kernel and gnome 2.8 have turned my machine into a flyer, fantastic! (Only problem is the day before I tried it, I ordered a machine from dell because I was feeling it was getting a bit slow :o) ah well! That was a cracking deal anyway).
> When I installed it, I configured the network interfaces both to use dhcp, (wireless and wired), but could I get it to update /etc/resolv.conf? Could I....
> There was no resolv.conf file and a quick touch /etc/resolv.conf still didn't fix it. I could see dhcp was getting the nameservers (it was showing in it's debug log), the only thing there was close to resolv.conf was a directory /etc/resolvconf/ but in there seemed to be missing some stuff so I did an apt-get install resolvconf and it now works, as if by magic.
> Was this the right thing to do? Was there an easier way to sort it?
> Also is there a neat way to edit the startup scripts, more specifically controlling which ones startup when and in which runlevel or do I need to mess about with the symlinks by hand?
> Cheers,
> Craig
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I've been playing a little bit with Ubuntu and came across the same
issue. I've not been able to find a proper solution, and the only
'Ubuntu way' to resolve this was to enter the DNS settings into the
Network Settings applet of Gnome (which just appeared to
edit /etc/resolv.conf). Maybe if I look harder on the net the solution
will appear, but it works as it is.


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