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Re: NetworkManager ( & bind)



On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 10:18 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 23:25 -0600, Satish Balay wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Sandy Pond wrote:
> > 
> > > I see on last rawhide update that NetworkManager now requires bind and
> > > caching-nameserver.  But the named service (bind) was not turned on:
> > > 
> > > $ /sbin/chkconfig --list named
> > > named           0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off
> > > 
> > > Is it supposed to be turned on for NetworkManager?
> > 
> > I see this update for FC3 (not rawhide).
> > 
> > Any idea why NetworkManager requires bind?
> 
> It uses bind in a caching-nameserver functionality and named should
> _not_ be turned on my default in this configuration.  Use of bind as a
> caching nameserver was done to work around deficiencies of nscd and
> glibc and should allow user applications to be aware of changes
> to /etc/resolv.conf faster, since the applications actually just talk to
> 127.0.0.1 for the nameserver, and its the caching-nameserver that
> actually does the heavy lifting when /etc/resolv.conf changes since
> glibc isn't up to the task.
> 
> Dan
> 

So my FC3 machine tells me that there is an unresolvable chain of
dependencies and doesn't install the updates.

I have a standard workstation install.

-- 
Will Backman
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

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