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Bug#595107: netcfg (debian-installer): /etc/hosts makes iceweasel-3.6.8 sluggish and has trouble handling localhost

Package: netcfg v.1.55, squeeze (testing)  (debian-installer)
System: Debian Sid, amd64

I installed Debian using a testing debian-installer,
After upgrading Iceweasel to v. 3.6.8 (experimental) the browser was very
sluggish and had trouble handling localhost.

The file /etc/hosts contains the following lines:
---    localhost    debian.domain    debian

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

Some internet search shows the problem is caused by 'localhost' in line
::1     localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
which should be:
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
Removing 'localhost' resolves these issues.

A similar error has also happened in Ubuntu using the Debian Installer
according to:

Jos v.W.

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