wicd/dhcpcd does not generate /etc/resolv.conf

Bug #664839 reported by Dennis Schridde on 2010-10-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dhcpcd (Ubuntu)
wicd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wicd

After updating from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10, wicd/dhcpcd does not generate /etc/resolv.conf anymore. This does not depend on the connection type (wireless or wired), and is not fixed by deleting or emptying the file. The IP address is acquired without any apparent problem though.

/var/log/messages says:
kernel: [ 1400.441626] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: dhcpcd 3.2.3 starting
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: hardware address = xxx
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: DUID = xxx
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: broadcasting for a lease
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: offered from
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: checking is available on attached networks
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: leased for 864000 seconds
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: adding IP address
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: adding default route via metric 0
dhcpcd[3933]: wlan0: exiting
dhcpcd.sh: interface wlan0 has been configured with new IP=

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: wicd 1.7.0+ds1-5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 22 00:57:17 2010
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: wicd

Dennis Schridde (devurandom) wrote :
wastvedt (wastvedt) wrote :

I had this problem as well. Setting wicd to use dhclient instead of 'Automatic' in the DHCP Client settings fixed the problem. It should be able to use 'Automatic' though.

Dennis Schridde (devurandom) wrote :

wastvedt is correct on comment #2. Using dhclient instead of dhcpcd makes this work. Seems something broke dhcpcd-3 since Ubuntu 10.04.

Dennis Schridde (devurandom) wrote :

Possibly related: bug #412171 ("Obsolete options interfere with wicd")

Dennis Schridde (devurandom) wrote :

Confirming the issue for Ubuntu 11.04

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in dhcpcd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in wicd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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