[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#773749: isc-dhcp-client: no longer updates /etc/resolv.conf

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Dec 23 12:24:26 UTC 2014

Control: tag -1 + moreinfo unreproducible


(writing as the one who last uploaded wicd -- as an NMU.)

Michael Gilbert wrote:
> control: reassign -1 src:wicd

I'm not sure if this is really a wicd issue, because:

> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > This is actually a template file used by wicd to generate the real
> > dhclient config file. In the past, the generated file was in some
> > special place and dhclient was called with the -cf option, but this
> > is no longer the case, and /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf is now regenerated
> > and wicd no longer uses the -cf option.

(That part of) wicd has not changed for at least two years and except
a compatibility patch for some UI library stuff, the same version of
wicd is present in Wheezy.

So if wicd's behaviour changed there, it's caused by something else,
but not by a change in wicd.

I haven't noticed any issues as I'm using dnssec-trigger to write my
/etc/resolv.conf, so I uninstalled dnssec-trigger and switched betwen
wired and wireless networks with wicd and in both cases I got the
expected DNS search domains as well as name servers.

So I can't reproduce the issue. I suspect a corner case with regards
to either wicd's or dhclient's configuration. I'd be happy if others
could check in their setups if they can reproduce it. (If noone else
can reproduce it, I'd consider it a corner case and would lower the
severity to non-RC.)

Vincent: Can you enable /etc/dhcp/dhclient-exit-hooks.d/debug and
wicd's debug mode to see if that helps you to find some more details
about why /etc/resolv.conf is no more updated in your setup, but still
does as expected in my setup? TIA!

		Regards, Axel
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