Bug 110225

Summary: Hostname can not be changed from "localhost"
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jules Colding <jules>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description Jules Colding 2003-11-17 04:56:40 EST
Description of problem:
It is not possible to change the hostname across reboots using the
"hostname" utility 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add <NAME> to /etc/hosts
2. Do "hostname <NAME>" in a terminal as root
3. Reboot
4. Observe that the hostname has regressed to "localhost"
Actual results:
Hostname has regressed to "localhost"

Expected results:
The hostname should be <NAME>

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-11-17 09:31:05 EST
That's not what hostname(1) is for.  Use redhat-config-network.