no nameserver in resolv.conf after installation

Bug #214492 reported by Mathias Menzer
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netcfg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: base-installer

After installing a Ubuntu 8.04 Server no DNS resolution had been possible.
- Configured Server manually, also entered two DNS Servers
- remote machines could be reached with their IP address
- resolv.conf had no 'nameserver' entries, only a 'search' entry (this one was correct)

I also could reproduce this with a Ubuntu 7.10 Server installation on the same Hardware.

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Moritz Baumann (mo42) wrote :

I can confirm a similar (mis)behavior on a Desktop PC with Intrepid Alpha. On every startup i have to edit /etc/resolv.conf manually and add a nameserver. Additionally, my static IP address is only kept if I uncheck "System setting" in the network manager. When I try to change the nameserver configuration through the GUI (checking "System setting" and entering the nameserver's IP address), I get an error message saying "Adding connection failed. Saving connection failed.." after having entered my password.

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Mathias Menzer (mfm) wrote :

Just confirmed this on a 9.04 server installation.

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Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Related to #932275?

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Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Is this bug still present in 12.04?

The original report was about Ubuntu 8.04 Server (presumably not running NetworkManager) whereas Moritz's comment #1 was about 8.10 Desktop running NetworkManager.

Although 12.04 introduced resolvconf to manage /etc/resolv.conf we have a new report, bug #1013843, of nameserver addresses somehow getting lost during installation. #1013843 is about an Ubiquity install, thus, with NM.

Changed in netcfg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for netcfg (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in netcfg (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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