Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447440
/etc/hosts and ipa* problems
Last modified: 2015-01-04 18:32:23 EST
Description of problem:
Installation with localhost as the first entry in /etc/hosts presents problems
with ipa* commands. Moving the FQDN to the first entry and the localhost entry
down fixes this problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
v1.0 - could apply to other branches
Install with localhost as first entry in /etc/hosts
Steps to Reproduce:
1. "yum install" method
Uing kinit and klist works, but ipa* commands give an error with GSSAPI.
ipa* should not give an error back
Modifying /etc/hosts to have FQDN fixes ipa* problems. Documentation should
reflect this, or the installation process should move these files around for the
Add to both Installation Guide and Troubleshooting.
Added sub-section 2.4. Configuring the /etc/hosts File to the "Preparing for an
IPA Installation" chapter in the Installation and Deployment Guide.
QA Verified on May 23, 2008 (Yi)
Build used: May 23, 2008 (x64)
the document is here