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Re: [Libosinfo] [PATCH 1/2] win7, winxp, installer: 'ComputerName' must be <= 15 characters



Totally forgot to mention that this patch fixes win7 express
installation in Boxes as Boxes now a days adds name of variant to
hostname.

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
<zeeshanak gnome org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau redhat com> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 12:50:28PM +0100, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>>> > I'm also not sure substring will do the right thing with
>>> > non-ASCII characters, which are potentially encoded as multiple bytes
>>> > (the limit is 15 bytes, not 15 chars).
>>>
>>> That is true. Either I go work on my XSLT-foo and enforce this or we
>>> can just document this in set_hostname. Reading this, I'd go for the
>>> latter as non-ASCII won't be acceptable on other OSs either:
>>>
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostname#Restrictions_on_valid_host_names
>>
>> Having some function which would be able to validate install script
>> parameters, and report an error if the parameter does not fit the
>> constraints for the current install script would probably be very
>> useful. I'm not exactly sure how this could be done though :(
>
> Sure but me neither. In the meantime, can we go with this patch and
> documenting limitation set_hostname?
>
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> Regards,
>
> Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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