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Bug 489826 - net-misc/netifrc - Provide an accessible solution to avoid resolv.conf from being overwritten if the user does not want it.
Summary: net-misc/netifrc - Provide an accessible solution to avoid resolv.conf from b...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: netifrc Team
Whiteboard: netifrc:resolvconf
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-29 21:54 UTC by Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2021-02-02 06:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-10-29 21:54:54 UTC appears to overwrite resolv.conf; while there might be tricks hidden in corners of our search results or wiki, it might be interesting to allow this to be configurable in the package (or documentation about it more accessible) in one or another way such that it gets easier for the user to take back control over resolv.conf. 

I've seen this a few times so it has hit some users; some might then resolve this by changing the immutable flag, however, I have seen this lead to other problems where it leads to bugs due to permissions being denied. Of course that's a bug with the other service; but, it would be nice if we wouldn't touch it in the first place if that is a possibility.

Thank you in advance.