Debian Bug report logs - #316099
Please give system hostname IP address

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Package: netcfg; Maintainer for netcfg is Debian Install System Team <>; Source for netcfg is src:netcfg.

Reported by: Thomas Hood <>

Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 12:48:03 UTC

Severity: normal

Merged with 267321

Fixed in version netcfg/1.13

Done: Frans Pop <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Thomas Hood <>
Subject: Please give system hostname IP address
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 14:38:04 +0200
Package: netcfg

As discussed in the debian-boot mailing list recently[0], netcfg should
(IMHO) never put the system hostname in /etc/hosts as an alias for
'localhost.localdomain'.  If the system hostname cannot be added
to /etc/hosts as the canonical hostname for a permanent real IP address localhost.localdomain localhost  pengo

then it should be written as the canonical hostname for a 127.* address. localhost.localdomain localhost pengo

In the long run it may be better not to write the system hostname
into /etc/hosts at all.

Thomas Hood

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From: Frans Pop <>
Subject: Bug#316099: fixed in netcfg 1.13
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:17:41 -0700
Source: netcfg
Source-Version: 1.13

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
netcfg, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-dhcp_1.13_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg-static_1.13_i386.udeb
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.13.dsc
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.13.tar.gz
  to pool/main/n/netcfg/netcfg_1.13_i386.udeb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Frans Pop <> (supplier of updated netcfg package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 21:08:39 +0200
Source: netcfg
Binary: netcfg-static netcfg-dhcp netcfg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.13
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <>
Changed-By: Frans Pop <>
 netcfg     - Configure the network (udeb)
 netcfg-dhcp - Configure the network via DHCP (udeb)
 netcfg-static - Configure a static network (udeb)
Closes: 316099
 netcfg (1.13) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Thomas Hood ]
   * If there is no permanent IP address with which the system hostname
     (i.e., that which is returned by the "hostname" command) can be
     associated in /etc/hosts then associate it with address
     rather than  Associating the system hostname with the
     latter had the unwanted effect of making 'localhost.localdomain'
     the canonical hostname associated with the system hostname.
     That is, 'hostname --fqdn' returned 'localhost.localdomain'.
     (Closes: #316099)
     Programs that access local services at the IP address obtained by
     resolving the system hostname SHOULD NOT DO THIS, but those that
     do so will not be disappointed: most services that listen locally
     listen on all 127/8 addresses, not just on
   [ Joshua Kwan ]
   * Add a netcfg/dhcp_timeout template that can be preseeded in case
     a network or a set of machines are known to take a long time to
     acquire a DHCP lease.
   [ Colin Watson ]
   * Update GPL notices with the FSF's new address.
   * Reword a couple of templates to avoid unnecessary Debian "branding".
   * Close debconf client output when starting the DHCP client, to avoid the
     DHCP client holding it open.
   [ Joey Hess ]
   * Add description for internal-usb template as used for usb net.
   * Fix fallthrough on missing template.
   [ Frans Pop ]
   * Temporary workaround for #322723: use 'route add' instead of
     'ip route add' for both dynamic and static network configuration.
   * Fix error setting default value for new netcfg/dhcp_timeout template.
   * Add myself to uploaders
   * Updated translations:
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 72715073712469940816329daafcff75 232212 debian-installer optional netcfg_1.13.tar.gz
 ce8e4b3e49ce50e347357041747b87d1 186492 debian-installer optional netcfg_1.13_i386.udeb
 b19379304fd3000cd30e45541cd1c763 144202 debian-installer optional netcfg-dhcp_1.13_i386.udeb
 8177e056b7588934b2b601727889aadb 147484 debian-installer optional netcfg-static_1.13_i386.udeb
Package-Type: udeb

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