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 127.0.0.1 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. :-)