Bug 223428 - localhost entry in /etc/hosts file incorrect localhost entry in /etc/hosts file incorrect
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 211800
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
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Blocks: 212343
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Reported: 2007-01-19 04:09 EST by Steven Peterson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-08 11:56:05 EST
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Description Steven Peterson 2007-01-19 04:09:17 EST
Computer cannot resolve localhost to self. This is hard on new users!
Though a similar entry exists it does not seem to function.

ping -c 3 localhost
returns an unknown host.

Since mysql cannot operate, many other programs will be effected as well.
I have encountered this before, in previous versioin of redhat and fedora.

/etc/hosts does not belong to any package according to the rpm database so perhaps:
Comment 1 Anthony Green 2007-01-26 11:15:03 EST
My /etc/hosts file had an IPv6 localhost entry, but no IPv4 entry even though I
was on an IPv4-only network so localhost would not resolve.

This causes many problems with packages like kawa, any dssi plugins, postfix, etc.
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-03-08 11:56:05 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 211800 ***

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