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Re: bin/47776: dhcpcd(8) requries hostname(1)

The following reply was made to PR bin/47776; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: Re: bin/47776: dhcpcd(8) requries hostname(1)
Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 07:25:46 +0900

 >  What's the expectation here for a system deliberately missing 
 >  hostname(1)?
 >  To try and set the hostname as requested or to avoid errors that 
 >  hostname(1) is missing?
 The latter.  A "not found" message during installation is not good,
 especially if users have some network trouble in their environments.
 >  If the former, is any other mechanism available like sysctl to set the 
 >  hostname?
 "sysctl -w kern.hostname=FOO" works at least on NetBSD.
 >  If the latter, then either remove the hook from the ramdisk as well or 
 >  add a line to dhcpcd.conf(5) to skip running it.
 I'm afread it's a bit annoying to maintain different versions for sysinst,
 but if they will properly be maintained on every dhcpcd update, it's fine.
 Izumi Tsutsui

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