[pacman-dev] Pacman only tries to resolve with the primary nameserver

Teran McKinney sega01 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 16:12:17 EDT 2008


While revamping eleutherNet's ( http://eleuther.net ) DNS setup and
giving it external IPv6 connectability, I found Pacman's sync server
resolving method to be problematic during testing. Pacman 3.2.0 seems
to only try the primary nameserver when resolving a server to sync to.
The common (though not completely ideal) practice for using internal
domains in VPNs is making the internal DNS server your primary and
keeping your normal nameserver as secondary for resolving "real"
domains after the VPN's DNS server fails to resolve the domain. Almost
all applications will try to resolve through the whole nameserver list
if there are no matches initially, but Pacman does not seem to.do

Pacman is an awesome package manager, but having either optional or
standard functionality for this would be nice.

Teran (sega01)

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