dnscache-run does not work out of box

Bug #662463 reported by Tong Sun on 2010-10-18
This bug affects 4 people
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djbdns (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: dnscache-run


The dnscache-run package can run out of box in Debian, but not in Ubuntu. Here is my trial log:

After installation, do some preliminary tests:

 $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
 # nameserver

 $ cat /etc/dnscache/env/IP

Yes, so far so good.

Verify svscan is running. Do not proceed until it does:

 $ ps ax | grep [s]vscan

Here is where Ubuntu fails. The above command gives no output; whereas in Debian, it should output:

 $ ps ax | grep [s]vscan
  8040 ? Ss 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/svscanboot
  8042 ? S 0:00 svscan /etc/service

I think the problem has something to do with the post installation script.

Please investigate.


PS. Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) on 2011-04-02
Changed in djbdns (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

Neither of these will work either, because they're wrong!


I guess the install script is for dnscache-run is missing the following:

service svscan start

Ken Sharp (kennybobs) wrote :

This package is so broke now it may as well be removed.

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