multiple DNS search domains not supported by update-resolv-conf

Bug #662847 reported by Jeremy Zawodny on 2010-10-18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
openvpn (Debian)
Fix Released
openvpn (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: openvpn

If your OpenVPN server pushes multiple DNS search domains, this update-resolve-conf script only remembers the last one in the list.

I've attached a patch that fixes it in my testing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: openvpn 2.1.0-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 18 11:20:12 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: openvpn

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Jeremy Zawodny (jeremy-zawodny) wrote :
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thanks this will be reviewed for natty.


Changed in openvpn (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

bug #714358 has been marked of this one. The patch in this bug report correctly prepends 'search' between entries. So the delta in 2.1.3-2ubuntu3, superseeds that of 2.1.3-2ubuntu2.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package openvpn - 2.1.3-2ubuntu3

openvpn (2.1.3-2ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low

  * update-resolv-conf: Correctly handle multiple dns search domains,
    using the same logic as nameservers. Patch courtesy of Jeremy
    Zawodny. (LP: #662847)
 -- Dave Walker (Daviey) <email address hidden> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 00:23:59 +0000

Changed in openvpn (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in openvpn (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in openvpn (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Harri-afaics (harri-afaics) wrote :

I am not sure, but AFAICS the fix in openvpn doesn't help, since network-manager-openvpn ignores the script /etc/openvpn/update-resolv-conf in favor of its own helper to receive the domain names.

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