[FS#4155] <dnsmasq_2.86-10_aarch64_cortex-a53.ipk>: unable to start if /etc/dnsmasq.conf was modified

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Thu Nov 25 02:54:21 PST 2021


A new Flyspray task has been opened.  Details are below. 

User who did this - PM2p5 (PM2p5) 

Attached to Project - OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Summary - : unable to start if /etc/dnsmasq.conf was modified
Task Type - Bug Report
Category - Packages
Status - Unconfirmed
Assigned To - 
Operating System - All
Severity - Medium
Priority - Very Low
Reported Version - Trunk
Due in Version - Undecided
Due Date - Undecided
Details - Linksys e8450 on OpenWrt SNAPSHOT, r18161-00ce13490a

A bug in dnsmasq 2.86-10 would render the whole DHCP system down. Once you modify the /etc/dnsmasq.conf with additional line:


Your dnsmasq will refuse to start

Workaround: Add following lines to /etc/config/dhcp to bypass this bug:
option confdir '/etc/dnsmasq.d/'

This workaround will change the default behavior which dnsmasq was including the conf files in the /tmp/dnsmasq.d
And I'm not sure if the option confdir '/etc/dnsmasq.d/' actually works.

The dnsmasq 2.85-8 package shipped with 21.02.1 has no such bug.

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