[CentOS] /etc/hosts missing localhost?

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Tue Jul 22 03:25:26 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008, Jim Perrin wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com> wrote:
>> Is there any reason why /etc/hosts would be missing the line,
>> localhost?
>Nope. It's there by default in some form or another.
>By default, it usually looks like this ->
>       installname  localhost.localdomain  localhost
>::1          localhost6.localdomain6   localhost6
>If you don't have anything like this in your /etc/hosts, you either
>need to find a mirror and begin yelling at responsible parties, or
>stalk whomever else has root on this particular machine.

I guess I could yell at myself as I'm doing kickstart installs from
a local mirror.

I found the same thing on two CentOS 5.1 installs here, one on a
VMware VM, the other on real iron.  The wierd thing is that the
base VMware VM I have that I copy to create new VMs looks OK.
Now I'm going to have to poke around to see what's causing this
line to be deleted.

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