misc/137271: Cannot update /etc/host.conf when root filesystems
gpf.kira at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 21:20:12 UTC 2010
The following reply was made to PR misc/137271; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Efstratios Karatzas <gpf.kira at gmail.com>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org, admin at lissyara.su
Subject: Re: misc/137271: Cannot update /etc/host.conf when root filesystems
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:18:00 +0200
Not sure if this belongs in the PR database, but I have a couple of quick fixes.
append the following line to your /etc/rc.conf file
sudo echo "nsswitch_host_conf=\"/usr/local/etc/host.conf\" " >> /etc/rc.conf
You can of course change the pathname to whatever you desire, as well
as the variable name as long as it begins with a "nsswitch_" prefix
As you can see, in lines 93, 94 & and 97 the "/etc/host.conf" is hardcoded
Replace it with the variable defined in /etc/rc.conf
For example, line 93 becomes
if [ ! -f $nsswitch_host_conf -o \
etc. So no more hardcoding!
*But* I really doubt that changing the location of system
configuration files is
a wise thing to do. I would avoid this solution and go with the
solution b instead.
Just boot with read/write partition / so you can make /etc/host.conf a
to /usr/local/etc/host.conf or some other path of your picking. Then change to
read only mode for the partition. Makes more sense and seems a lot safer.
Hope this helps.
Efstratios "GPF" Karatzas
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