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Re: [vox-tech] my computer has no name


thank you!  yes, hostname.sh must be it.   but now i'm totally confused:

   # The init script comes from sysvinit.
   satan# dpkg -S hostname.sh
   sysvinit: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh

   # The init script is missing
   satan# ls -l /etc/init.d/hostname.sh
   ls: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh: No such file or directory

   # So reinstall it
   satan# apt-get install --reinstall sysvinit
   Need to get 0B/111kB of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
   Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
   Preparing to replace sysvinit 2.84-3 (using
   .../sysvinit_2.84-3_i386.deb) ...
   (minor snippage)

   # However, it's still missing
   satan# ls -l /etc/init.d/hostname.sh
   ls: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh: No such file or directory

shouldn't apt-get install --reinstall have installed this file?
according to dpkg, the file should be there:

   satan# dpkg -L sysvinit | grep hostname

   satan# ll /etc/init.d/hostname.sh
   ls: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh: No such file or directory

in the mean time, your email has been recycled to make a hostname.sh
file for me.  thanks troy, i definitely owe you one!   :-)


begin Troy Arnold <troy-vox@zenux.net> 
> On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 05:49:05PM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > apache refuses to run.  using strace, i figured out it's because apache
> > doesn't know my system's name (i wish it printed some kind of error
> > msg instead of forcing me to use strace).
> > 
> > using strace again on hostname led me to look at uname.
> > 
> > using strace on uname led me to a system call named uname().
> > 
> > looking at the man page for uname() led me to what i believe to be why
> > apache isn't running on my system:
> > 
> >    satan# cat /proc/sys/kernel/hostname
> >    (none)
> > 
> > this is kernel data.  does anybody know how the kernel discovers the
> > hostname?
> On debian:
> /etc/init.d/hostname.sh 
> #
> # hostname.sh	Set hostname.
> #
> # Version:	@(#)hostname.sh  1.10  26-Feb-2001  miquels@cistron.nl
> #
> if [ -f /etc/hostname ]
> then
> 	hostname --file /etc/hostname
> fi
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