PLFS suggested chapter 6-perl change (add /etc/hosts)

Erik-Jan ej.lfs at
Fri May 2 16:28:06 PDT 2003

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>   * perl - be sure to perform the "Creating the /etc/hosts file" commands
> before the perl installation
> Is the only reason for doing so to be able to pass the 'make check' (or was it
> make test) phase? If not necessary (other than for cosmetic purposes) I
> rather keep that in chapter 7 with the rest of the networking.
Hi Gerard,

Yes, it is only needed for the ch6 perl make test. Without it, three
network-related tests will fail. But only the localhost-entry is needed
to make the tests pass.

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