|Summary:||Request for manpage doc change in hostname|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Kim Lux <lux>|
|Component:||net-tools||Assignee:||Radek Vokal <rvokal>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Fixed In Version:||RHBA-2005-242||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-11-25 14:05:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Kim Lux 2004-11-21 17:13:25 UTC
Description of problem: Current hostname manpage doc is misleading. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): From manpage: net-tools 28 Jan 1996 HOSTNAME(1) rpm -q net-tools net-tools-1.60-37 How reproducible: Always. Steps to Reproduce: 1. hostname <mynewhostname> 2. reboot 3. Actual results: hostname will be localhost. Expected results: hostname should be <mynewhostname> OR we should change the hostname documentation so that people don't think it changed the hostname permanently. Additional info: I know that one must change /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/hosts to get a new properly working hostname. Either we should change how hostname works on RH installations OR we should change the manpage to tell people that it doesn't work on RH machines OR we should leave hostname (and other functions/options that don't work properly) out of RH machines. To have a manpage that is wrong is the worst sin as far as I am concerned.
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2004-11-22 10:30:46 UTC
hostname just calls sethostname(const char *name, size_t len) for setting the name and doesn't touch the conf files itself. I'm reassigning this to glibc for futher comments.
Comment 2 Radek Vokal 2004-11-22 10:39:51 UTC
One additional comment that also can suit here. If you change the hostname in s-c-network it does not automatically change your /etc/hosts! If the new hostname does not resolv to a IP address through DNS or /etc/hosts, it is added to localhost.
Comment 5 Radek Vokal 2004-11-25 14:05:59 UTC
Fixed in net-tools-1.60-41. Note into man page added.
Comment 6 Kim Lux 2004-11-25 14:51:28 UTC
Thanks for making this change. I'm impressed that it was given consideration and acted on.
Comment 7 John Flanagan 2005-04-28 15:36:44 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-052.html
Comment 8 Tim Powers 2005-05-19 18:48:35 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you. http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2005-445.html