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Re: $(host) getting set to the wrong value


From: rader
Subject: Re: $(host) getting set to the wrong value
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 07:13:49 -0600

RHEL kickstart installs have the same problem...
run "hostname correctsystemname" before running 
cfagent?

steve
- - -

 > ---- Original Message ----
 > From: Mark Burgess
 > $(host) is read from the kernel by a call to uname()
 > 
 > Mark
 > 
 > On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 14:02 -0800, Judith Lebzelter wrote:
 > > Hello;
 > > 
 > > We run cfagent(2.1.10) as part of an installation using 'systemimager'. 
 >  
 > > The $(host) variable is getting the wrong value.  The string it is 
 > > getting seems to be the name of the temporary boot system from 
 > > systemimager (SystemImager-autoinstall-system) rather than the system 
 > > name that DHCP already knows about at that point (testdev2-002).
 > > 
 > > 
 > > Here is the beginning of the output from the run showing the incorrect 
 > > host name:
 > > 
 > > Reference time set to Wed Feb 16 18:00:17 2005
 > > 
 > > GNU Configuration Engine -
 > > 2.1.10
 > > Free Software Foundation 1994-
 > > Donated by Mark Burgess, Faculty of Engineering,
 > > Oslo University College, 0254 Oslo, Norway
 > > 
 > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
 > > 
 > > Host name is: SystemImager-autoinstall-system
 > > Operating System Type is linux
 > > Operating System Release is 2.6.7
 > > Architecture = i686
 > > 
 > > 
 > > -----
 > > 
 > > 
 > > 
 > > These scripts work just fine on other distros ( RH-9.0, Suse-9.2)  but n
 > ot 
 > > on Gentoo.  Also, once the newly installed system is rebooted, the scrip
 > ts 
 > > do get the correct name, but this needs to work properly the first time.
 > > 
 > > How is this variable being set by cfagent?  Can (and should) I over-ride
 >  
 > > the $(host) value on the command line?  I cannot seem to find it in the 
 > > docs.
 > > 
 > > Thanks,
 > > Judith
 > > 
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