[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#519947: resolvconf destroys /etc/resolv.conf on every boot

Christoph Pleger Christoph.Pleger at cs.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Mar 16 11:08:58 UTC 2009

Package: resolvconf
Version: 1.42
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks unrelated software


after installing resolvconf (because it is recommended by vpnc), my file /etc/resolv.conf was overwritten by only a comment that the file should not be edited by hand. Because it contained no information about nameserver configuration, all resolution of DNS host names did not work anymore. To make DNS resolution work again, I restored my old /etc/resolv.conf, but after the next reboot, the file again only contained the comment mentioned above.

I think that this bug is critical, as it makes networking nearly unusable. Surely, most users do not want to type in IP addresses.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages resolvconf depends on:
ii  coreutils                     6.10-6     The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.24     Debian configuration management sy
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-20     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

resolvconf recommends no packages.

resolvconf suggests no packages.

-- debconf information:
* resolvconf/linkify-resolvconf: true
* resolvconf/downup-interfaces:
  resolvconf/link-tail-to-original: false

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