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Bug#208054: apache: no proper hostname

On Sun, 31 Aug 2003, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 11:07:51PM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:
> > 
> > First we need to see what is the problem you are having.
> i'm sure it's:
> Starting web server: apache[Sun Aug 31 17:01:04 2003] [alert]
> apache: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain
> name, using for ServerName
> .
> and i'm sure the documentation says to set ServerName.

Looks about correct to me.  But, if N other programs can find
the server's FQDN by running something like hostname (or
doing a system call), why can't Apache?  And why does manually
editing /etc/hosts effect the change?  It's just a bit of
nitpicking, which I'm sure only gets stumbled across by newbies.
Once apache is working, you probably would never see this error.
If this isn't worth making a note of in a README file, just
cancel the bug report.  But I thought the purpose of submitting
these silly reports was to improve the product.  :-)


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