[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#393323: /lib/resolvconf/list-records missing

Thomas Hood jdthood at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 18 09:21:31 UTC 2006

tags 393323 confirmed

Bill Wohler wrote:
>> If you remove resolvconf, does the problem return?
> Yes.
>   [wohler at olgas:509]$ sudo aptitude remove resolvconf
>   ...
>   [wohler at olgas:512]$ sudo /etc/init.d/resolvconf start
>   Setting up resolvconf...run-parts: /etc/resolvconf/update.d/libc
>   exited with return code 1
>   failed.

The initscript has a bug: it shouldn't do anything if the
package is removed.

> It appears the problem is that removing resolvconf doesn't remove
> /etc/init.d/resolvconf.

Because /etc/init.d/resolvconf is a so-called "conffile", it
_should_ remain behind when the resolvconf package is removed.
(Conffiles are only removed when packages are _purged_.)

However, when the package owning it is removed, an initscript
should disable itself.

It surprises me that this bug has been there for so long without
being reported before.

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