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Re: sethostname()

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: sethostname()
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001 17:47:11 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.23i

On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 08:04:53AM -0800, James Morrison wrote:
>  It seems anytime I use sethostname(), in hostname or in my own
> program.
> int main() {
>   sethostname("me",3);

This should be "me",2, if I am not mistaken.  You don't want to write the
trailing zero to the file.

>   printf("%i:%s\n",errno,strerror(errno));
> }
> sethostname always returns bad file descriptor.

If it really fails, debug it!  Install libc0.2-dbg, download the X sources
and set a break point on _hurd_set_host_config (file libc/hurd/set-host.c).


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