setup doesn't work with DNS down

Igor Pechtchanski
Fri Sep 26 02:31:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Krzysztof Duleba wrote:

> I have a problem with setup - it can't connect to the server to download
> list of mirrors. My Internet connection is ok, but DNS that I'm connected
> to is down and temporary I'm resolving domain names manually. I can't
> change DNS entry in TCP/IP settings because it requires reboot, which will
> not happen in next few days. Is there a way to make setup work?
> Regards
> Krzysztof Duleba

Yup.  Add the following entry to /etc/hosts (mind the Tab):

and setup will not care if your DNS has temporarily gone to the moon.
Just don't forget to take it out later (or keep it there, but beware of IP
address changes for, though they are usually announced
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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