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Bug 97464 - FQDN determined incorrectly in %post
Summary: FQDN determined incorrectly in %post
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: httpd
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Joe Orton
QA Contact:
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Blocks: EasyFix-Tracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-06-16 11:43 UTC by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-18 08:47:05 UTC

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Description Nils Philippsen 2003-06-16 11:43:46 UTC
Description of problem:

To install a server key, the FQDN is determined as the output of `hostname`.
While this works with a standard installation, many people rather have only the
host part as hostname and do the mapping via /etc/hosts or DNS.
This way, only the hostname and not the FQDN is used in the keys/certs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set hostname to e.g. 'host', not 'host.domain.tld'
2. Install mod_ssl

Actual results:

See above.

Expected results:

FQDN in keys/certs.

Additional info:

make the line:


in %post read:

FQDN=`hostname -f`

Comment 1 Joe Orton 2004-01-05 22:39:37 UTC
Looking at this for FC2... hostname -f is more risky, since it
actually does a DNS lookup on the system hostname, and this may all
happen at anaconda-time.  Since the end result is just a self-signed
cert of limited value anyway, I'd be inclined to stick with the status

Any compelling arguments?

Comment 2 Joe Orton 2004-04-18 08:47:05 UTC
WONTFIX without compelling arguments due to risk of a DNS lookup at
%post time.

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