Bug 464191 - anaconda, hostname and /etc/hosts
anaconda, hostname and /etc/hosts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F10Preview
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Reported: 2008-09-26 12:08 EDT by Thomas Woerner
Modified: 2008-09-30 10:01 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-09-30 10:01:11 EDT
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One way to fix this. (3.15 KB, patch)
2008-09-26 12:08 EDT, Thomas Woerner
no flags Details | Diff
Fixed version of patch. (3.28 KB, patch)
2008-09-30 06:05 EDT, Thomas Woerner
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Thomas Woerner 2008-09-26 12:08:43 EDT
Created attachment 317806 [details]
One way to fix this.

Description of problem:
While installing the system, anaconda is asking for a hostname. If you enter a FQDN here, then all is alright, but if you do not enter a FQDN, then you get into a name resolving problem e.g. with sendmail. sendmail gets started before the network connection is up and therefore no name resolution is possible. sendmail will try to resolve the non-FQDN entry in /etc/hosts, but will fail. This takes some time, which is delaying the boot process.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install
2. Use a hostname without a domain (no FQDN), which is resolvable while installing
Actual results:
"A.B.C.D <hostname>" in /etc/hosts, which is not resolvable

Expected results:
Either: "A.B.C.D <fqdn> <hostname>"
or: " localhost.localdomain localhost [<fqdn>] <hostname>"
or: hostname and fqdn not used in /etc/hosts at all

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2008-09-29 14:30:39 EDT
Patch added to git repo, will be in the next build of anaconda.  Thanks.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2008-09-30 06:05:44 EDT
Created attachment 318055 [details]
Fixed version of patch.

The old patch has two bugs:
- traceback if fqdn does not contain ".": socket.getfqdn returns given name if it is not resolvable
- use of hostname instead of self.hostname for fqdn finding
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-09-30 10:01:11 EDT
Applied the newer patch.  Thanks for the update.

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