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Old 07-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
Andy Alt
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wheezy-amd64 - dnsmasq with resolvconf

I use dnsmasq so have to add to my nameserver list. When I started using squeeze last year, with NetworkManager and a static IP on the LAN, I noticed I didn't have to add the to the DNS server list in NetworkManager, but IIRC, it was added to /etc/resolv.conf automatically by resolvconf, and the actual DNS servers went... somewhere else. Anyway, it worked.

Now recently switched to wheezy-amd64, and I see that resolvconf isn't installed and that I have to manually add the DNS server list in NetworkManager.

No problems, all's working fine. But wondering if resolvconf is normally a dependency of dnsmasq or if it's usually installed by default, or if it needs to be corrected in /testing?
Old 07-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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Package: dnsmasq                         
New: yes
State: not installed
Version: 2.62-3
Priority: optional
Section: net
Maintainer: Simon Kelley <>
Architecture: all
Uncompressed Size: 42.0 k
Depends: netbase, adduser, dnsmasq-base (>= 2.62-3)
Suggests: resolvconf
Conflicts: resolvconf (< 1.15)
Description: Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
 Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure, DNS forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and optionally, DHCP, to a small
 network. It can serve the names of local machines which are not in the global DNS. The DHCP server integrates with the DNS server and allows
 machines with DHCP-allocated addresses to appear in the DNS with names configured either in each host or in a central configuration file.
 Dnsmasq supports static and dynamic DHCP leases and BOOTP/TFTP for network booting of diskless machines.
As you can see resolvconf is a suggestion. If you want it you will need to install it.

I don't use it or Networkmanager as both tend to be a major pain.
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