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Re: problem found while trying to install shorewall

As the beowulf group seems to be devoid of posters, I will try and see if
any other groups could help.

I am not sure if the problem described below is firewall related or that I
do not use DHCP.  If any one can shed light on the problem concerning no
external_ip database found by getent hosts external_ip, please let me know.

Chris aka kegwasher

kegwasher wrote:

> I am attempting to install the dcc clustering tools but can not get past
> step one, install shorewall.
> after entering;
> apt-get install shorewall
> A dialog comes up telling me to indicate the external NIC.  No problem
> accept the default eth0.  Then however, debconf gives me a new dialog that
> it could not determine the proper value of EXTERNAL_IP from the output of
> getent as not database exists and that I should fix the problem.
> I assume the setup for shorewall is looking for a previously setup
> firewall definition but I am stumped on what it wants.
> The really irritating thing is that there is no option to cleanly say oops
> and quit.  I had to kill the install process, not good.
> Sorry for the cross post I would post this to the debian beowulf or
> cluster group but beowulf is nothing but spam postings and I found no
> cluster group. If there is an active group dedicated to clustering, please
> let me know.
> kegwasher

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