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Bug#50014: base: Error in setting /etc/hostname and /proc/sys/kernel/hostname

Package: base
Version: 19991112
Severity: normal

During the installation, one is asked for 'hostname' and
'domainname'. One is expected to give a hostname of the form 'debian'
and some domainname. The hostname then ends up in /etc/hostname and

This is wrong, and makes at least zsh and hostname break.


/proc/sys/kernel/domainname is _not_ a part of the system's FQDN, it is
the NIS/YP domainname.

/proc/sys/kernel/hostname should be the FQDN of the host. This is were
hostname looks for the FQDN and zsh finds host information for for
example the prompt, etc.

-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux narayan 2.2.14pre4 #3 SMP Sun Nov 7 15:03:43 CET 1999 i686 unknown

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