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unknown hostname -- causing updater to fail

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by screamv, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. screamv

    screamv Guest

    Hello, I am trying to use the updater to upgrade to 8.1. The auto installer craps out because:

    Hostname check failed. Autoinstaller will try to continue installation without hostname checking.

    When I run a hostname -f, it returns:

    hostname: Unknown host

    I made certain that I have a hostname in my Plesk server preferances.

    Any ideas on how I can get the hostname in there?

  2. jens.jensen

    jens.jensen Guest

    find out what the reverse dns for your ip is (dnsstuff.com)

    make sure your /etc/hosts file looks similar to this (fill in 2nd line with your own info):

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail. localhost.localdomain localhost
    a.b.c.d myserver.somedomain.com myserver

    If that DOES NOT work:

    Not sure if this was necessary (and there might be a better way to do this) but I wound up putting the hostname statement in my startup script (/etc/rc.local) with command "hostname myserver.somedomain.com"