Bug 4635 - Installer does not set /etc/hosts
Summary: Installer does not set /etc/hosts
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 8385
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-08-21 03:15 UTC by Aaron VanDevender
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:22:32 UTC

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Description Aaron VanDevender 1999-08-21 03:15:10 UTC
If a network device is configured (as is usually the case
for network installs) then when machine boots up after
install, if network is unavailable, machine will hang while
network services like httpd wait for the IP in the
configured device to be reverse resolved.

Solution: if install sets up network device, it should
attempt to reverse resolve the IP and add an entry to
/etc/hosts. If installer is unable to reverse resolve, it
should use name from prompting user to add entry to

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 16:22:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 8385 ***

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