Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 223428
127.0.0.1 localhost entry in /etc/hosts file incorrect
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:53 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:
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 211800 ***