It's a bad interaction between two packages and it's proving difficult
to get the maintainers for jessie to sort it. The problem is that the
format of a file in dns-root-data changed.

The simplest solution would be to remove the dns-root-data package from
your install.


Cheers,

Simon.


On 29/06/18 14:39, Christophe Massez wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I've updated my linux machine (debian jessie) yesterday and dnsmasq
> cannot start - no change made in config file, here the log :
> 
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal systemd[1]: Starting dnsmasq - A lightweight
> DHCP and caching DNS server...
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal dnsmasq[29555]: dnsmasq: vérification de
> syntaxe OK.
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal dnsmasq[29557]: la ligne de commande contient
> des éléments indésirables ou incompréhensibles
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal dnsmasq[29557]: IMPOSSIBLE de démarrer
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal systemd[1]: dnsmasq.service: control process
> exited, code=exited status=1
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal systemd[1]: Failed to start dnsmasq - A
> lightweight DHCP and caching DNS server.
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal systemd[1]: Dependency failed for Host and
> Network Name Lookups.
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal systemd[1]: Unit dnsmasq.service entered
> failed state.
> Jun 29 15:29:00 vterminal dnsmasq[29557]: dnsmasq: la ligne de commande
> contient des éléments indésirables ou incompréhensibles
> 
> I also try on a fresh install (still debian jessie), and I've the same
> problem.
> 
> In both cases : 
> root@vterminal:~# dnsmasq --test
> dnsmasq: vérification de syntaxe OK.
> 
> 
> Any clue about this error ?  Any help will be very welcome.
> Christophe
> 
> 
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