Bug 128619 - kppp fails since pppd now writes resolv.conf in /var/run/ppp
kppp fails since pppd now writes resolv.conf in /var/run/ppp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdenetwork (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-07-27 05:40 EDT by Malcolm Lee
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-28 06:16:39 EDT
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Description Malcolm Lee 2004-07-27 05:40:53 EDT
Description of problem:
kppp fails since pppd  now writes resolv.conf in /var/run/ppp whereas
kppp is still looking for it in /etc/ppp

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ppp-2.4.2-2   kdenetwork-3.2.2-1

How reproducible: Consistently (every time)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove any old versions of /etc/ppp/resolv.conf
2. Use kppp to connect to an ISP using DNS setting of automatic
Actual results:
/etc/resolv.conf is unchanged after connection since kppp is looking
for the ISP DNS addresses in /etc/ppp/resolv.conf whereas pppd has
written them into /var/run/ppp/resolv.conf. As a result no internet
addresses can be resolved and hence no connections of any sort can be

Expected results:
/etc/resolv.conf is normally updated by kppp (for the duration of
connection) with the ISP DNS addresses eg

search xxxxx.yyy
nameserver a.b.c.d        #kppp temp entry
nameserver w.x.y.z   #kppp temp entry

Additional info:
A simple workround is obviously to symbolic link /etc/ppp/resolv.conf
to /var/run/ppp/resolv.conf but it would obviously be better if pppd
and kppp both agreed on the location of the "temporary" resolv.conf file.
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-07-28 06:16:39 EDT
it's a know bug, which is already fixed in kde-3.2.3 or newer in rawhide.

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