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Bug 1183 - Is this a bug in the install program?
Is this a bug in the install program?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-15 17:40 EST by svalente
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-12 17:21:36 EST
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Description svalente 1999-02-15 17:40:43 EST
I noticed that, after an NFS install, the hostname in
/etc/sysconfig/network was always incorrectly set to
localhost.localdomain.  I assumed this was a bug and
decided to try to fix it.  I tracked the problem down to
this code in net.c:
    if (netc->manuallySet & NETINFO_HAS_HOSTNAME)
	fprintf(f, "HOSTNAME=%s\n", netc->hostname);
	fprintf(f, "HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain\n");

I don't know what to make of this.  I'm completely at a loss
for words.  I can't believe that it _is_ a bug, since the
code is explicitly written to avoid storing the hostname
in /etc/sysconfig/network when the hostname has been
reverse resolved (rather than manually entered.)  On the
other hand, I can't believe that it is _not_ a bug, since
it's so horribly wrong.

Well, you decide.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-12 17:21:59 EST
Normally hostname is set by either dhcp or you can set it manually
using netcfg after install.

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