Bug 253979 - installer creates hostname but fails to give it default hosts mapping, causes complex problems elsewhere
installer creates hostname but fails to give it default hosts mapping, causes...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-23 08:17 EDT by David Campbell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-04 17:47:52 EDT
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Description David Campbell 2007-08-23 08:17:46 EDT
Description of problem:

The fedora 7 installer creates a system hostname, but fails to make an entry for
it in the /etc/hosts file.

You might think so-what, but this actually causes nasty troubles with delays
starting gnome applications, and yet people have said that it isn't a gnome bug
 Others on the fedora irc have seen the same issue.

Take a look at this ubuntu link to a problem whose symptom happens identically
on fedora 7:  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/94048

I believe that the fedora 7 installer should by default create an /etc/hosts
entry mapping the installer-assigned hostname to the localhost interface, as the
ubuntu report recommends and how LOTS of ubuntu people have solved the problem.

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How reproducible:

The delay problem with gnome is intermittent
Actual results:

No binding of hostname to ip address in /etc/hosts from install

Expected results:

A sensible default for the hostname in /etc/hosts from install would be
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2007-08-23 10:59:27 EDT
Just the short hostname, right, not the FQDN?  I seem to remember us doing this
at some point and then not.  Might be my fault with all the network
configuration changes in anaconda.
Comment 2 David Campbell 2007-08-23 17:55:45 EDT
Yes just the short host name:

[root@Vigor12 ~]# uname -n
[root@Vigor12 ~]# hostname

When I mapped it to the localhost interface in /etc/hosts the problems went away:

[root@Vigor12 ~]# grep Vigor12 /etc/hosts               localhost.localdomain localhost DesktopPROD desktopprod
acrs Vigor12
Comment 3 David Cantrell 2007-09-04 17:47:52 EDT
Fixed in rawhide.  Thanks.

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