Re: [vserver] Hostname changed to zaphod?

From: Laurens Vets <>
Date: Mon 26 Apr 2010 - 18:58:29 BST
Message-ID: <>

Evening Sirs,

And now come all the obvious questions... :D

>> I'm kind of last at the moment. I've upgraded my Slackware 12.0
>> installation to 12.2 and upgraded the kernel to
>> My util-vserver is 0.30.215.
> which is too old for a recent kernel (it is more than two
> years since it was released, and back then, nobody knew
> that the mainline kernel would change :)

Where can I download a newer version of util-vserver? :)

>> My vserver guests (still running 12.0) seem to work.
> they seem to, but as a matter of fact, the isolation is
> gone and the namespaces are partially non-functional

Is this 'fixable' by using a newer util-vserver?

>> However, when I log in to this machine, the hostname in my prompt is
>> 'zaphod'. When I start screen and create a new terminal, my hostname
>> (in my prompt) changes to the name of the lastly started vserver...
>> Has anyone seen this behavior? If so, what's happening here?
> yep, many debian users have, some gentoo folks too :)
> what happens is that cloning the namespaces fails because
> mainline changed the way it needs to be done and the
> tools are too old to know ...

See questions above...

Thanks! :)
Received on Mon Apr 26 18:58:40 2010

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