Subject: Re: HEADS UP: nsswitch about to go `live' in NetBSD-current
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/1999 01:23:30
Luke Mewburn writes:
> As I've mentioned a few times; if we
> a) ship an working nsswitch.conf in /usr/src/etc that
> maintains the behaviour that most people want
> b) prompt the user at install time incase they wish to
> override this
> b) document in the INSTALL notes the the need to have
> /etc/nsswitch.conf with `hosts: .. dns ...' to get
> DNS lookups
> then what's the problem? If upgrading user's don't read
> INSTALL notes, don't do a diff of etc.tar.gz, and things
> don't work then what more can we do to support people
> such as them?
Would it be too much of a "hack" to put this in /etc/netstart?
Something like this block:
if [ ! -f /etc/nsswitch.conf -a -f /etc/resolv.conf ]; then
echo "Warning: creating default /etc/nsswitch.conf!"
echo "hosts: files dns" > /etc/nsswitch.conf
This would require an updated /etc/netstart at a minimum, but might
eliminate some of the confusion. Also, the "default" could be easily
changed to "hosts: dns files" if it was decided that way. This check
could always be eliminated later, without affecting libc.