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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 22 09:48:32 EDT 2012

Am 22.10.2012 15:38, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
> 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/>.

I just installed it for the first time, and I can confirm Lennart's
assessment on the homepage - quote:

"Current Status

It works!"

I also found it marginally useful. Comparing its marginal usefulness to
the 28KB "installed size", you'll see a typical example of the bloat
that Poettering adds to our hard drives.

However, this works around a bug in minecraft, so +1!

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