[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#513852: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh: Does not set hostname during bootup

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Sun Feb 1 19:51:42 UTC 2009

Package: initscripts
Version: 2.86.ds1-61
Severity: important
File: /etc/init.d/hostname.sh

After the system has finished booting up, it reports its hostname as

I have to run '/etc/init.d/hostname.sh start' in order to set the hostname

The symlink at '/etc/rcS.d/S02hostname.sh' is present and points to the script
in /etc/init.d.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (400, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages initscripts depends on:
ii  debianutils                  2.30        Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  e2fsprogs                    1.41.3-1    ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utiliti
ii  libc6                        2.7-18      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-20      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  mount                Tools for mounting and manipulatin
ii  sysvinit-utils               2.86.ds1-61 System-V-like utilities

Versions of packages initscripts recommends:
ii  psmisc                        22.6-1     Utilities that use the proc filesy

initscripts suggests no packages.

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