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Re: [MiNT] More MiNT setup issues ;)

On Mon, 11 Dec 2000, Guido Flohr wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 09:57:06AM -0500, Noah silva wrote:
> > Hello again everyone,
> > 
> > Does anyone know anything about the HTTPd?
> > 
> > When connecting, I get an error:
> > 
> > "httpd: cannot determine local host name.  Use ServerName to set it
> > manually."
> > 
> > Obviously, I could set it in the the httpd configuration, but I was just
> > wondering if this is really nessisary.  I have the /etc/hosts file set up
> > properly, and it is set to be queried before DNS (and DNS is also set up).
> > /etc/hostname is also intact.
> > 
> > Any idea what httpd is actually looking for?
> gethostname() is not a system call under MiNT (it should be though ...),
> it is emulated by the libc.  I think it first reads /etc/hostname and then
> checks the envariable $HOSTNAME (brrrrh).

Aha, but my /etc/hostname is set
also my /etc/domainname is set
> You can check the implementation for gethostname() and
> getdomainname() here:
>   http://wh58-508.st.uni-magdeburg.de/cgi-bin/cvsweb/mintlib/unix/
> getdomainname() uses more or less the same mechanism with /etc/domainname.

I should look and start learning how this stuff works internally.

> As you can see from the C files there must be no whitespace or comments in
> these files (will both break the parser).  Older versions were even
> buggier, I think they even stumbled on carriage return at the end of line.
> The safest way (even for old programs) to create these files is probably
> to put into your mint.cnf

I will try this.
> Other cures for your problem:
> Put your FQHN into /etc/hosts (i. e. add the FQHN as an alias for your
> hostname).

I already did that ;)

> Finally make sure to have "order hosts,bind" in
> /etc/host.conf and "search hamburger.bse" in /etc/resolv.conf.  One or
> more of these measures should have the desired effect, even for very old
> versions of Apache (depends mainly on the libc version Apache is linked
> with).

I will look at this.  Is there a recent version of apache available?
> If it solves the problems, fine, but I am still convinced that
> gethostname, sethostname, getdomainname and setdomainname belong into the
> kernel, not the libc.

I tend to agree.  If you wanted to be able to compile the programs for
magx or TOS, and still have them use some facilities, then that's one
thing, but since we have the source to the kernal, why not upgrade it to
do what it should?

>  The libc emulation is fine for non-MiNT.  For MiNT
> things should work different.
> Ciao
> Guido