Re: [patch] Support Debian's resolvconf

On Sat, 2005-07-30 at 14:38 -0400, Will Dyson wrote:
> On 7/28/05, Steev <steev steev net> wrote:
> > Will Dyson wrote:
> > > I can work on moving the resolv.conf management into the backends, if
> > > people think that would be useful. Do any other distributions (or any
> > > of the BSDs) have their own systems for managing resolver information?
> > >
> > 
> > Gentoo currently just uses /etc/resolv.conf, however there is a new
> > baselayout package in the works, and they are planning on the ability to
> > either use the static /etc/resolv.conf or it being somewhere like
> > /var/lib/etc (no, i don't think thats where it is, just know that soon
> > you can set it to be a symlink or not.
> If at least one other system is going to want to have /etc/resolv.conf
> be a symlink to something else, then I guess I'll put together a patch
> to move the management of libc resolver info out of
> named-manager/nm-named-manager.c and into NetworkManagerSystem.c
> (where it can cleanly call into code from backends/whatever.c).

If Gentoo and/or Ubuntu are taking the stance that no application can
modify resolv.conf and must be patched to use some other interface, we
can support that I guess, but:  

> Of course, Colin won't like it.

Right, because I'd rather work on integrating NetworkManager fully and
in the meantime just work around incompatibility 
(e.g. Conflicts: resolvconf).

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