Bug 21615 - name service in %post
Summary: name service in %post
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-rg (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2000-12-02 15:39 UTC by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-13 15:50:19 UTC
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Description Michael Redinger 2000-12-02 15:39:59 UTC
The Reference Guide (Appendix F. Kickstart Installations, Kickstart
Commands) states:

Note, you can access the network in the %post section; however, name
service has not been configured at this point, so only IP addresses will

Name resolution works fine for me, so you can probably remove this.

Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2001-07-13 15:50:15 UTC
I asked a developer working on kickstart and updated the sentence to say 
the following:

If you configured the network with static IP information, including
a nameserver, you can access the network and resolve IP addresses in
the %post section. If you configured the network for DHCP, 
the /etc/resolv.conf file has not been completed when the 
installation executes the %post section. You can access the network,
but you can not resolve IP addresses.  Thus, if you are using DHCP,
you must specify IP addresses in the %post section.

It is fixed in CVS and will be correct for the next release. Thank you
for your report.

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