[Bug 515] New: Setup basic networking at start of chapter 6

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Tue May 6 09:51:50 PDT 2003


http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=515

           Summary: Setup basic networking at start of chapter 6
           Product: Linux From Scratch
           Version: CVS
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Book
        AssignedTo: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org


Some packages like Perl benefit from having at least an /etc/hosts file present.
After we upgrade to inetutils (to replace netkit-base) and use IANA's version of
the /etc/services file, also create /etc/hosts just containing the 127.0.0.1
entry. Chapter 7 will still allow readers to further modify this file and add
NIC IP addresses to it.

The alternative is creating /etc/hosts during the Perl installation which won't
look great. Just the wrong place to setup networking.



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