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live-debconfig - hostname component
live-debconfig contains the components that configure a Live system
during the build process (live-build).
This component sets the systems hostname in the /etc/hostname file.
The hostname component currently features the following preseeding
live-debconfig live-debconfig/hostname/hostname string HOSTNAME
Allows to set the hostname of the system.
If no value is preseeded, a suitable default is being suggested
in a debconf prompt. If no value is entered in the debconf
prompt, the default value is being used. The default value is
1. HOSTNAME is set to the string in the /etc/hostname file,
if existing and non-empty.
2. HOSTNAME is set to the distributor's ID as in the /etc/os-
release file, if existing and non-empty.
3. HOSTNAME is set to the distributor's ID as in the
lsb_release(1) program, if installed and non-empty.
4. HOSTNAME is set to progress-linux if the
/etc/progress-linux_version file is existing.
5. HOSTNAME is set to debian as a fallback.
Warning: the new hostname will be set in the /etc/hostname
file, overwriting any previous content without prior prompt or
More information about live-debconfig and the Live Systems project can
be found on the homepage at <http://live-systems.org/> and in the man‐
ual at <http://live-systems.org/manual/>.
Bugs can be reported by submitting a bugreport for the live-debconfig
package in the Bug Tracking System at <http://bugs.debian.org/> or by
writing a mail to the Live Systems mailing list at
live-debconfig was written by Daniel Baumann <email@example.com>.
4.0~alpha35-1 2014-07-22 LIVE-DEBCONFIG(5)