Bug 881923 - initscripts: migration to /etc/hostname, /etc/vconsole.conf, /etc/locale.conf
initscripts: migration to /etc/hostname, /etc/vconsole.conf, /etc/locale.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 881785
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Reported: 2012-11-29 14:14 EST by Michal Schmidt
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:32 EDT (History)
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Description Michal Schmidt 2012-11-29 14:14:36 EST
Fedora is migrating away from:
 /etc/sysconfig/network (the HOSTNAME=... setting)

See the tracker bug 881785 for details.

We found:
./initscripts-9.42/setsysfont uses /etc/sysconfig/i18n.

./initscripts-9.42/sysconfig.txt talking about /etc/sysconfig/network:
   HOSTNAME=<fqdn by default, but whatever hostname you want>

./initscripts-9.42/sysconfig.txt talks about /etc/sysconfig/i18n, /etc/sysconfig/keyboard. Describes /etc/sysconfig/i18n as a valid fallback for /etc/vconsole.conf, but the plan is to remove the support for it completely.

Please update the package for the new config files.
Comment 1 Lukáš Nykrýn 2012-11-30 05:16:28 EST
I think we can drop setsysfont entirely, it was used in rc.sysinit.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2012-12-07 15:52:40 EST
Done in git. Currently, it still reads /etc/sysconfig/i18n if locale.conf doesn't exist at all. Should it?
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-12-07 16:37:41 EST
initscripts-9.42.1-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-12-08 17:14:14 EST
Package initscripts-9.42.1-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing initscripts-9.42.1-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 5 Michal Schmidt 2012-12-10 05:09:28 EST
(In reply to comment #2)
> Done in git. Currently, it still reads /etc/sysconfig/i18n if locale.conf
> doesn't exist at all. Should it?

I would prefer fallback paths like this to go away entirely throughout the distro.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2012-12-10 11:14:43 EST
OK. Will add that change on master.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-12-11 00:58:28 EST
initscripts-9.42.1-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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