|Summary:||Is this a bug in the install program?|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||svalente|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-12 22:21:36 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description svalente 1999-02-15 22:40:43 UTC
I noticed that, after an NFS install, the hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network was always incorrectly set to localhost.localdomain. I assumed this was a bug and decided to try to fix it. I tracked the problem down to this code in net.c: if (netc->manuallySet & NETINFO_HAS_HOSTNAME) fprintf(f, "HOSTNAME=%s\n", netc->hostname); else fprintf(f, "HOSTNAME=localhost.localdomain\n"); I don't know what to make of this. I'm completely at a loss for words. I can't believe that it _is_ a bug, since the code is explicitly written to avoid storing the hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network when the hostname has been reverse resolved (rather than manually entered.) On the other hand, I can't believe that it is _not_ a bug, since it's so horribly wrong. Well, you decide.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-03-12 22:21:59 UTC
Normally hostname is set by either dhcp or you can set it manually using netcfg after install.