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Bug 2017 - /usr/bin/hostid is missing
Summary: /usr/bin/hostid is missing
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-04-05 22:33 UTC by Dan Hollis
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-04-06 16:19:22 UTC

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Description Dan Hollis 1999-04-05 22:33:32 UTC
/usr/bin/hostid is missing from redhat 5.2, from
util-linux-2.8-11 (along with some other binaries I might
hostid was last seen in util-linux-2.7-15.

Some commercial packages use hostid to determine licensing.
The lack of hostid causes these commercial packages to fail.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-04-06 15:10:59 UTC
This has been verified on a 5.2 box.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-04-06 16:19:59 UTC
hostid is not deterministic on machines without unique hostids (suns
do, PCs don't at the moment) so it was removed.

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