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Re: r57102 - in trunk/packages/oldsys-preseed: . debian

* Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> [2009-01-06 20:03]:
> > > Don't preseed the hostname and domain name with default values
> > > because the information from DHCP no longer takes precedence.
> >
> > I don't understand this. AFAICT neither the behavior of dhcp nor that
> > of netcfg has changed in any way in the recent past.
> I have just tested this by booting (i386) with
>    hostname=test domain=aaa.nl
> and the values that end up in /etc{hostname,hosts,resolv.conf} are still 
> those provided by the DHCP server, not the preseeded values.
> IMO your change is either incorrect or else done for the wrong reasons and 
> making that change so shortly before the release seems inadvisable.

Can you try with a /preseed.cfg file?  Anyway, the change I made is
based on observation.  I'm not sure what has changed, but I'm fairly
sure it worked with etch and I'm certain that it no longer works.

Also, do you see any problem with the new behaviour?  netcfg will
take "debian" as hostname and an empty domain by default, so marking
the questions as seen should work in any circumstance.  Or am I
missing something?
Martin Michlmayr

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