ladislav.laska at gmail
Nov 2, 2010, 12:14 AM
Post #5 of 6
Whoa, it exists and is part of kdelibs. Thanks, I will try to poke
around with it next time it will happen. Meanwhile, I'll try to figure
out where the hostname change is from (which really bothers me)
Regards Ladislav Laska
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On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 4:32 AM, Duncan <1i5t5.duncan [at] cox> wrote:
> Ladislav Laska posted on Mon, 01 Nov 2010 23:17:02 +0100 as excerpted:
>> thanks for your reply. This is what I suspected, but I don't use NM and
>> don't recall that any of my networks try to set my hostname (I connect
>> only to a dorm network, and eduroam, sometimes some dnsmasq driven lan).
>> I have no idea who tries to set my hostname and will investigate it (it
>> really seems that setting my hostname to empty string is the cause, but
>> still I don't know why. One idea is that something is corrupting my
>> memory (I would point at i915 driver, but don't really have time for
> I have no idea about kde3 as I only just discovered this app on kde4,
> and checked it out due to the strange name, but ...
> It's now a separate package, but from what I've read, /was/ part of
> I believe kdelibs, before.
> The catch is that even tho it's an executable, it doesn't reside in
> the usual /usr/bin, but rather in a libexec dir, as it's normally not
> to be run directly by users. ¬†*IF* it exists in kde3, it likely be in
> a different location than the kde4 version, so what I'd suggest is...
> equery b kdontchangethehostname
> ... which, if installed, will give you both the package it's in and
> where the file is located. ¬†Of course, you'll have to run it using
> the whole path if it's not /in/ the path, but that's not a big deal.
> Meanwhile, here's what its help output says (trimmed the standard
> options, for kde4, as I said, but if it's in kde3 it should be similar):
> Usage: kdontchangethehostname [Qt-options] [KDE-options] old new
> Informs KDE about a change in hostname
> Generic options:
> ¬†--help ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Show help about options
> ¬†old ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Old hostname
> ¬†new ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† New hostname
> Duncan - List replies preferred. ¬† No HTML msgs.
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