Bug 101728 - anaconda does not add unqualified hostname in /etc/hosts
anaconda does not add unqualified hostname in /etc/hosts
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-08-06 06:18 EDT by Jan Iven
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-04-24 14:56:26 EDT
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patch to make ananconda write FQDN + hostname into /etc/hosts (505 bytes, patch)
2003-08-06 06:20 EDT, Jan Iven
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Description Jan Iven 2003-08-06 06:18:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
While writing /etc/hosts during installation, anaconda only writes a line with
IP + FQDN into /etc/hosts.

This causes DNS lookups for the unqualified hostname, and apparently  prevents
Rational Rose 2001 from running.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.(happens on installs where the network is configured)


Actual Results:  # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.		localhost.localdomain localhost		lxcert03.cern.ch

Expected Results:  I would hope to have a line like		host.domain.com host
in /etc/hosts

Additional info:

The small patch attached should fix this, but is untested. This is not a new
problem, 7..9 did it as well.
Comment 1 Jan Iven 2003-08-06 06:20:51 EDT
Created attachment 93429 [details]
patch to make ananconda write FQDN + hostname into /etc/hosts
Comment 2 Jan Iven 2003-08-06 06:29:30 EDT
Rational support link that acknowledges the problem:
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-07 14:33:34 EDT
Did something similar (not the exact patch, but the desired outcome)
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-04-24 14:56:26 EDT
Mass-closing lots of old bugs which are in MODIFIED (and thus presumed to be
fixed).  If any of these are still a problem, please reopen or file a new bug
against the release which they're occurring in so they can be properly tracked.

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