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Old 12-19-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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openresolv: why? and why not?


I stumble upon a problem when connecting on a vpn server and doing a little research found this program (openresolv) that will manage the DNS. Thing is openresolv is not "supported" by Slackware (is not part of normal install and is not part of slackbuild either). This is no problem as I can install it from source, plus that I have an alternative for not using it at all, but I would like to ask if there is something wrong with it or not (why Slackware doesn't use it?).
Old 12-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Its not so much that its not supported, as much as maybe no one needed it. If you make a slackbuild, submit it to SBo. You may end up helping someone else.
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There's also src2pkg (in the sig line of gnashley's post). I've found it to be handy (overall). Some useage scenario's of it, however, appear to have greater complexity. I've never gotten on to advanced useage of src2pkg. But lots (not all) of source, it makes a Slack package really easily.

Old 12-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #4
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Just submitted openresolv to SBo today.

Now, what seems to not be good it's the interference with network_manager as both are writing in resolv.conf with network manager writing last. I had to disable it and now all management is done by resolvconf program. Didn't have time to investigate how to make network manager not to touch DNS. The other option I guess is wicd, which I never use it personally.


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