Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144687
/etc/host.conf is obsolete
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:51:44 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.