Subject: Re: 'hostname' and installing gcc3-c-3.3.3 on Solaris 9
To: John D. Baker <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/05/2004 18:47:38
On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, John D. Baker wrote:

> There are several other packages in 'pkgsrc' which have potentially
> catasrophic effects on Solaris systems due to their usage of
> 'hostname -s' in their install sections, but I don't recall now which
> they are.

I do bulk builds of pkgsrc as root on Solaris 9, and I've yet to observe
the hostname changing.

Would you be able to list a few packages where this is an issue?

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