[arch-dev-public] Adding nss-myhostname to the base group

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Mon Oct 22 09:38:23 EDT 2012

Hi guys,

I'd like to suggest that we add nss-myhostname to the base group,
enable it by default in /etc/nsswitch.conf and make 'filesystem'
depend on it.

This means that the admin no longer has to make sure that
/etc/hostname and /etc/hosts are kept in sync, as nss-myhostname will
make sure that the local hostname can always be resolved. In
particular this means that most people can leave /etc/hosts unchanged
so it should simplify the configuration of a basic Arch system.

For more information see: <http://0pointer.de/lennart/projects/nss-myhostname/>.



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