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GNOME 3.12: changing hostname in GUI confuses programs

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Description

      In GNOME 3.12, it is possible to go to Settings -> Details and change the hostname of the machine. This actually results in the contents of /etc/conf.d/hostname being updated, which is cute, but it also calls "hostname" to immediately change the hostname, which happens to confuse various programs. If you have a root shell open in terminal, for example, applications with X support such as vim will not be able to run, and after restart, Chrome will get a bit confused and prompt you about your settings being on a remote host (which after a few clicks, is resolved, so no big deal.)

      It may make sense to disable this "feature" as it can cause more harm than good.

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              dantrell dantrell [X] (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              drobbins drobbins
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