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Re: [PATCH 2/3] Do not modify /etc/hosts from setup package (#530343).



On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 7:09 PM, David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Nov 2009, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 6:20 PM, David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com> wrote:
>>> Adding the user-specified hostname to the 127.0.0.1 line is breaking
>>> virt systems, among other things.  I'm not entirely sure we need this
>>> functionality anymore (faking the hostname as 127.0.0.1).
>>
>> Can you try booting a system with the hostname set to something which
>> is unresolvable and see if httpd and/or sendmail hang/take forever on
>> startup?  I think those were the main things which were unhappy at one
>> point with not being able to resolve the hostname.
>>
> Looks like those hangs are finally gone.  Both sendmail and httpd start up
> just fine with the /etc/hosts file as provided by the setup RPM and hostname
> set to 'unreachablehost' (which is not configured on my LAN to resolve to
> anything).

Hooray!  And some of the last vestiges of severe "WTF" inspiring code
can go away.

Thanks for double-checking it

- Jeremy


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