Bug 881785

Summary: TRACKER: migration to /etc/hostname, /etc/vconsole.conf, /etc/locale.conf
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Michal Schmidt <mschmidt>
Component: systemdAssignee: systemd-maint
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: flokip, johannbg, kevin, lnykryn, mads, metherid, mildred-bug.redhat, msekleta, plautrba, redhat, rvokal, systemd-maint, vpavlin, zbyszek
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Bug Depends On: 882219, 870805, 871543, 881808, 881824, 881832, 881841, 881850, 881853, 881868, 881870, 881878, 881887, 881890, 881901, 881907, 881908, 881913, 881917, 881923, 881953, 881956, 881959, 881991, 881996, 882157, 882158, 882159, 882163, 882172, 882174, 882175, 882183, 882186, 882187, 882206, 882207, 882208, 882225, 882235, 882236, 882238, 882241, 882242, 882246, 885219    
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Description Michal Schmidt 2012-11-29 10:09:25 EST
One of the goals of systemd is standardization between Linux distributions.
This effort applies to configuration such as: the system hostname,
console keyboard layout, console font, locale settings.
Previously these had to be configured using distribution-specific config files.

In the case of Fedora they were:
 /etc/sysconfig/network (the HOSTNAME=... setting)
 /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
 /etc/sysconfig/i18n

systemd supports configuration files, which work on all distributions
using systemd and even on some other distributions:
 /etc/hostname
 /etc/vconsole.conf
 /etc/locale.conf

All the new config files are documented in manual pages:
 hostname(5), vconsole.conf(5), locale.conf(5)

For more information about the standardization effort in general see:
http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/the-new-configuration-files.html

The new config files have been used in Fedora for a couple of releases already.
Not all packages have been ported though, leading to inconsistency and confusion.

We must finish this porting effort to the new config files. This is a tracker bug for this purpose.

FESCo asking us to do this: https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/963

Wiki page to sort out the false positives before filing bugs against specific packages:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Michich/sysconfig-legacy
Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2012-11-30 09:25:01 EST
*** Bug 878670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Michal Schmidt 2012-12-10 04:44:17 EST
*** Bug 885609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Comment 4 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-08-04 00:25:31 EDT
OK, let's assume that this is done. Certainly nobody is working on this from systemd side.