[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#591445: system comes up with empty resolv.conf

Itai Seggev is+debian at cs.hmc.edu
Tue Aug 3 06:43:25 UTC 2010

Package: resolvconf
Version: 1.46
Severity: normal

I think I've had this issue for a while (2-3 months?) but only recently traced
it to resolvconf.  This may or may not be related to #563386 "resolvconf:
Error: /etc/resolvconf/run/interface is not a directory".  I get that same
error message, but I've never had dnsmasq installed, and this didn't used to be
a problem.  At any rate, my system comes up with an empty resolv.conf (or
perhaps one simply containing the head, I think).  Statd takes forever to come
up, which I think is related to this problem.  Once I'm logged in, doing a
ifdown eth0; ifup eth0 will bring the desired resolv.conf.  (I have a static
eth0 with dns-* entires in /etc/network/interfaces.)

Sorry I can't be more specific; any help would be appreciated. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (110, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental'), (10, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.34-rc5.nouveau (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=he_IL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=he_IL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages resolvconf depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.30     Debian configuration management sy
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-23.1   Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

resolvconf recommends no packages.

resolvconf suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head changed [not included]

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

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