Bug 144687 - /etc/host.conf is obsolete
/etc/host.conf is obsolete
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-01-10 12:47 EST by Joe Krahn
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-10 16:21:02 EST
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Description Joe Krahn 2005-01-10 12:47:18 EST
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Description of problem:
The /etc/host.conf file is obsoleted by /etc/nsswitch.conf.
This is supposed to only be for libc4/libc5 binaries. It should
be indicated as obsolete in the man page, and probably as a
comment in the distributed /etc/host.conf.

There is still a reference to it in /lib/libc-2.3.3.so, so it
may need to be kept around for a while.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-10 16:21:02 EST
After discussions with the libc maintainer, this isn't really
something we want to change. It's needed for compatibility, and is not
actually completely replaced by NSS.

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