gethostbyname() and resolv.conf updates

Bernie Innocenti bernie at
Thu Jun 17 21:41:27 UTC 2010


xchat in Fedora needs to be restarted after switching to a different
nameserver or it fails to resolve.

The xchat developers say that all xchat does is call gethostbyname(). A
Debian user told me that Debian carries a glibc patch to make processes
notice resolv.conf updates and reload it.

Is there any chance we could apply the same patch in Fedora too? I don't
know all the details, but I guess there might be a good reason why this
patch wasn't upstreamed yet.

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