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    SubjectRe: No network = no compile ???
    Anton Ivanov <> said:
    > On 20-Aug-99 Linux Lists wrote:


    > > My department's switch was down, which disconnected my systems from the
    > > network (and, thus, from the Internet, DNS server, and so on). In this
    > > situation, I couldn't compile the kernel !!! If I did a 'make bzlilo', it
    > > would get stuck in the first compilation (main.c). Why is that ??
    > >
    > > Once the network came back up, I could compile the kernel as usual,
    > > without having to change anything in the Linux system.

    > Somewhere in the beginning of the compile there is a script that determines
    > who@where compiles. Compile may fail if it returns an error.

    Then place the required data in /etc/hosts, and make /etc/nsswitch.conf use
    that before DNS for resolving hostnames. As a sideffect, sendmail(8)
    starts much faster on boot ;-)
    Horst von Brand
    Casilla 9G, Viña del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616

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