Re: /lib/systemd/systemd-hostnamed hang
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- Subject: Re: /lib/systemd/systemd-hostnamed hang
- From: Zenaan Harkness <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 02:13:39 +1100
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On 11/25/12, Tom H <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM, Zenaan Harkness <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 11/25/12, Michael Biebl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> On 24.11.2012 14:40, Tom H wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Zenaan Harkness <email@example.com>
>>>>> Any idea how to make use of systemd-hostnamed?
>>>>> $ sudo /lib/systemd/systemd-hostnamed
>>>>> Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname
>>>>> might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname!
>>>>> # hang's at this point, apparently indefinitely...
>>>> What are you expecting it to do?
>>> It doesn't hang. It is a system daemon which just waits sits there and
>>> waits for requests (via D-Bus).
>>> Nothing unexpected here aside from starting this tool directly.
>> $ man systemd-hostnamed
>> No manual entry for systemd-hostnamed
> The latest version of system has hostnamectl and a man page for
Sounds good. I'll look out for it.
> Even if you weren't using systemd, you would've had the xterm problem
> because you removed the standard "127.0.1.1 ..." line from
False assumption. I reinstalled in a bit of a rush, and networking
didn't get set up as part of installation. So that line never got put
in by the installer. All I had was the 127.0.0.1 localhost line, to
which I just added my proper hostname to solve this 'extended delay'
Should I put my proper hostname as a separate 127.0.1.1 line instead?
> although I'm not sure how xterm would behave with the
> hostname known by the kernel being different from the one on the
> "127.0.1.1" line.
It hangs for 10 to 20s before opening. But only with systemd bootup.
Today I suspended my laptop, took it off it's dock, put it back on
dock about 3 hrs later and tried to unsuspend, no go - various usb
errors spewing. Hard reset, no reboot under systemd (disk checks), try
Back to /sbin/init, success. Try a final time to check systemd bootup
- no go on systemd.
So I'm now stuck back on /sbin/init. Again.
And now, the xterm 'extended pause' does not happen, even if I remove
my 'proper' hostname from /etc/hosts (so that I cannot ping my
So, I guess it's time to file a bug, somewhere... in relation to systemd
> Anyway, AFAIU, systemd-hostnamed is there to provide an interface for
> GUIs to change the hostname. At the CLI, "hostname <new-hostname>"
> (and other changes should the new name have to be persistent) are
> still the way to go - unless you have a version of systemd with
AND make sure that there is an entry in /etc/hosts for your new hostname, yes?
That was the problem I had, at least when running systemd.
That's what I think should be documented in the hostname command.
Any reason I should not file a bug against hostname command re this?
Thank you guys very much for your patience, I know I've got a lot to learn...