[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: gethostbyname() ?? Unable to become root--> solved!

From: Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com Jakub.Pavelek at nokia.com
Date: Thu Jan 4 08:55:06 EET 2007
>Am Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2007 15:47 schrieb Zoran Kolic:
>> > When I try to become root in an xterminal (sudo su -, or sudo 
>> > gainroot) it often fails and I end up with this error message.
>> > "unable to lookup Nokia770-39 via gethostbyname()"
>> I suspect you have changed hosts file.
>> For the very first line it should be
>> new_box_name localhost
>> This new name should match hostname file.
>>                         Zoran
>Hey Zoran
>You were absolutely right! Thank you very much!
>When I upgraded from itos 2006 28-8 to 39-14 (the fist update 
>for the 2006
>edition) I copied over many files from my backup.
>My /etc/hosts started with
> Nokia770-26 localhost
>instead of
> Nokia770-39 localhost 		<== 39!  ;-)
>Next time I reinstall files from my backup after a firmware 
>upgrade I will double check! Promissed! :-)
>Regards Krischan

One more reason to stick with the built-in backup and restore SW ;)


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