do not add localhost.localdomain entries to loopback addresses

Bug #677496 reported by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

NM shouldn't add the unneeded localhost.localdomain alias to the entry in /etc/hosts, nor should it add the equivalent localhost6.localdomain6 entry for ::1.

This goes in accordance to earlier discussion in the Debian-devel mailing list:

As well as the discussions at UDS-Natty regarding setting valid hostnames:

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (mathieu-tl)
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager - 0.8.3~git.20101118t223039.d60a988-0ubuntu1

network-manager (0.8.3~git.20101118t223039.d60a988-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * upstream snapshot 2010-11-18 22:30:39 (GMT)
    + d60a988518cb0851488bc21732271a971877cdcd

  [ Evan Broder ]
  * Check for notify-reboot-required, instead of depending on it being
    available. (LP: #669925)

  [ Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre ]
  * explicitly always get HEAD rather than the branch's name in get-orig-source
    - update debian/rules
  * drop do-not-include-netif.patch; the header conflict was fixed in a kernel
    - remove debian/patches/do-not-include-netif.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * Short-circuit the /etc/hosts update mechanisms to avoid adding useless
    localhost(6?).localdomain(6?) on loopback addresses. (LP: #677496)
    - add debian/patches/never-localhostlocaldomain.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:35:21 -0500

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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