Bug 881785 - TRACKER: migration to /etc/hostname, /etc/vconsole.conf, /etc/locale.conf
Summary: TRACKER: migration to /etc/hostname, /etc/vconsole.conf, /etc/locale.conf
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 878670 885609 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 882219 870805 871543 881808 881824 881832 881841 881850 881853 881868 881870 881878 881887 881890 881901 881907 881908 881913 881917 881923 881953 881956 881959 881991 881996 882157 882158 882159 882163 882172 882174 882175 882183 882186 882187 882206 882207 882208 882225 882235 882236 882238 882241 882242 882246 885219
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Reported: 2012-11-29 15:09 UTC by Michal Schmidt
Modified: 2016-08-04 04:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-08-04 04:25:31 UTC
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Description Michal Schmidt 2012-11-29 15:09:25 UTC
One of the goals of systemd is standardization between Linux distributions.
This effort applies to configuration such as: the system hostname,
console keyboard layout, console font, locale settings.
Previously these had to be configured using distribution-specific config files.

In the case of Fedora they were:
 /etc/sysconfig/network (the HOSTNAME=... setting)

systemd supports configuration files, which work on all distributions
using systemd and even on some other distributions:

All the new config files are documented in manual pages:
 hostname(5), vconsole.conf(5), locale.conf(5)

For more information about the standardization effort in general see:

The new config files have been used in Fedora for a couple of releases already.
Not all packages have been ported though, leading to inconsistency and confusion.

We must finish this porting effort to the new config files. This is a tracker bug for this purpose.

FESCo asking us to do this: https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/963

Wiki page to sort out the false positives before filing bugs against specific packages:

Comment 1 Nicola Soranzo 2012-11-30 14:25:01 UTC
*** Bug 878670 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Michal Schmidt 2012-12-10 09:44:17 UTC
*** Bug 885609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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Comment 4 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-08-04 04:25:31 UTC
OK, let's assume that this is done. Certainly nobody is working on this from systemd side.

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