[CentOS] CentOS 6: hostname and timezone

Tue Oct 4 14:18:45 UTC 2011
Alexander Farber <alexander.farber at gmail.com>


I've purchased a new dedicated CentOS 6.0 / 64 bit server
and have 2 minor problems please:

1) The "hostname" is reported as CentOS-60-64-minimal at CLI -
     eventhough I've edited /etc/hosts and changed the 2nd line: localhost  preferans

2) Why is /etc/localtime a regular file? Should I maybe

rm /etc/localtime
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Berlin /etc/localtime

   Why isn't it done by the CentOS 6.0 install?

Thank you