Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80385
install leaved empty /etc/hosts file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Text mode install failed to create entries in the /etc/hosts file. I did assign
a hostname during the install.
Contents of /etc/hosts:
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a normal CD/text-mode install
2. Cat /etc/hosts
Actual Results: No entries in /etc/hosts
Expected Results: Installer should at least add a "localhost" entry to
/etc/hosts, and should also include a hostname if one is assigned during the
I've marked this as "high" severity because the desktop (gnome, at least) won't
run properly without a working /etc/hosts file. This could be a very confusing
problem for a new user.
Was it blank immediately after install, booting into "single" mode?
Perhaps related Bug 80357 - redhat-config-network causes /etc/hosts to become blank.
Warren, I'm afraid I can't answer your question, since I didn't look at
/etc/hosts immediately after the install. Also, I don't remember running
'redhat-config-network', but maybe I did and I forgot about it; so I suppose
this could be the same bug as 80357.
If/when I do another install of this beta, I will check the file right after
Any additional information to add to this report?
When I did a fresh phoebe install recently I got only two comment lines in
/etc/hosts (Do not remove the following line..) but no entry for localhost.
Text mode install from http, via the pxeboot images
I don't see this problem with a fresh install of the new Phoebe (8.0.93)
I never got a chance to try re-installing the first phoebe beta (8.0.92), but I
can confirm that I do *not* see this bug on a fresh (nfs) install of phoebe 2
Okay, closing as fixed then