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Bug#983835: base-installer: hostname= is ignored if reverse-dns exists

On 3/2/21 1:58 AM, Holger Wansing wrote:
Am 2. März 2021 09:52:06 MEZ schrieb Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>:
The preseed doc[2] suggests the former is behind the (bare) hostname
alias. Try setting the latter?

Yes, the installation-guide under
even explicitly states this, indeed:

# If you want to force a hostname, regardless of what either the DHCP # server returns or what the reverse DNS entry for the IP is, uncomment # and adjust the following line. #d-i netcfg/hostname string somehost

Thanks for pointing that out! Don't know how I missed that.

However, that requires a per-host preseed, where as with kernel command line I can have the same preseed for all my hosts (or at least all hosts in a certain category) and simply just pass in a hostname in the tftpseed (which has to be host specific anyway and for me is already generated by my provisioning system).

So perhaps it would be useful to have a like netcfg/hostname_priority flag where one can choose a priority order?

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