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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:13 pm    Post subject: mdns off' ? Reply with quote

I emerge system and world, and after my reboot I got this messqage
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/etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off'`


What does it mean and what should I do ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK newer versions of glibc doens't handle mdns, or something.
To resolve your issue commenting out/removing the line 'mdns off' in /etc/host.conf should do the trick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lnxz wrote:
AFAIK newer versions of glibc doens't handle mdns, or something.
To resolve your issue commenting out/removing the line 'mdns off' in /etc/host.conf should do the trick.


I get this message after entering my login, but before I am asked for my password... so I'm not easily able to edit /etc/hosts.conf.

Are others getting this message AFTER logging in succesfully?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could edit the file from a livecd.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lnxz wrote:
You could edit the file from a livecd.

Yeah, that would work... if the PC was capable of booting from a CD. :(

I am currently digging through the internet looking for some kind of bootable floppy to get the PC to boot from the LiveCD. Grrr....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, well I found a boot-diskette that lets me load the liveCD and boot.

I commented out the mdns off line in /etc/host.conf and the problem with mdns is solved.

Apparently it was unrelated to the inability to login. Sigh... I will carry on this quest in a more appropriate thread. Thanks all!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have exact the same problem here! Did you find a way to fix this?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HXC wrote:
I have exact the same problem here! Did you find a way to fix this?


etc-update people... (another dupe)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bunder wrote:
HXC wrote:
I have exact the same problem here! Did you find a way to fix this?


etc-update people... (another dupe)


etc-update didn't work. Here's what I did: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-483011-highlight-.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frozenJim wrote:
Yeah, well I found a boot-diskette that lets me load the liveCD and boot.

I commented out the mdns off line in /etc/host.conf and the problem with mdns is solved.

Apparently it was unrelated to the inability to login. Sigh... I will carry on this quest in a more appropriate thread. Thanks all!

you might want to re-emerge the "shadow" package, the mdns thing merely a warning that isn't related to your login... some while ago, the login-apps were in the pam-login package, now they were moved to "shadow", so if you for some reason unmerged pam-login (for example in order to resolve the shadow/pam-login blocker or by doing a depclean), then you need to re-emerge shadow.
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