Bug 591064 - no command for DNS-lookups available in anaconda
Summary: no command for DNS-lookups available in anaconda
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-11 11:11 UTC by christian.kehrmann
Modified: 2013-07-04 12:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-13.21.40-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-07-02 20:49:01 UTC
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Description christian.kehrmann 2010-05-11 11:11:43 UTC
Description of problem:
We use nslookup during the %pre-section of anaconda to get the name for a known IP and later to get the IP for a known hostname.
That worked in RHEL5, but in RHEL6 Beta there is no command available to lookup DNS-entries. I searched for commands nslookup, dig and host

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always in anaconda.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RHEL6 Beta DVD
2. as soon as the graphical installer is started, switch to VT2 with Ctrl-Alt-F2
3. on this shell there is no command available to look up DNS-entries
4. type nslookup <any_host_or_ip>

Actual results:
sh: nslookup: command not found

Expected results:
nslookup should exist; or any equivalent command to do DNS-lookups 

Additional info:

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-11 13:12:30 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 David Cantrell 2010-05-11 14:31:33 UTC
Martin, we can just add in the nslookup command in upd-instroot for install.img

Comment 4 Martin Gracik 2010-05-12 08:54:28 UTC
I have a patch for this, can I get the qa_ack+ ?

Comment 6 Martin Gracik 2010-05-13 07:54:25 UTC
nslookup added to version anaconda-13.21.40-1

Comment 8 Alexander Todorov 2010-05-25 12:19:53 UTC
nslookup is present in anaconda-13.21.45-1.el6. Moving to VERIFIED.

Comment 9 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-07-02 20:49:01 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.

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