[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#633014: Missing file /etc/default/resolvconf
bob at proulx.com
Fri Jul 8 03:19:31 UTC 2011
Marc F. Clemente wrote:
> The man page for resolvconf(8) mentions the file
> /etc/default/resolvconf. I could not find this file after I installed
> the package.
If you desire to set custom variables then you would create that file
and set those variables in that file. Why should the file exist in a
default installation that does not need to set any of those variables?
But it is available for that use if you wish to use it.
> Does /etc/init.d/resolvconf even look at this file?
The /etc/resolvconf/update.d/libc (and resolvconf-update-bind) script
> I suggest creating /etc/default/resolvconf with options that are
> commented out. Either that of fix the documentation.
I disagree. If there isn't anything to put in there by default then
it is much nicer to not create the file. If a local admin wishes to
customize the file then they can easily do so. Creating the file with
comments makes things less nice. Because if I have customzed the file
then upon every package upgrade it requires a prompt as to what to do
about the file upon upgrade and a possible manual merge step.
Including the file makes things less nice than simply allowing it as a
As is often the case one person wants one thing and another person
often wants the opposite thing and it is impossible to please both
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