[Bug 241480] Re: bacula-fd does not start when installed via bacula-client

Kern Sibbald kern at sibbald.com
Wed Sep 24 14:58:46 BST 2008

On Wednesday 24 September 2008 11:07:52 Ante Karamatić wrote:
> It's worth mentioning that after the network is started, avahi (on
> default install) looks at DNS to see if '.local' domain is served by DNS
> server. If that's true, avahi doesn't start. If there is no DNS for
> '.local', avahi will start. Since it takes some time to register an IP
> with a hostname, it is possible that bacula-fd is started before that
> registration happens. This results in unresolvable hostname and thuss
> failure to start.
> I suggest using 'localhost' if you desire to have ''. If there
> is an non-local interface (eth0, eth1, wlan0, ...), d420.local will be a
> record for non-local IP.
> This bug is valid, but at the moment is unresolvable. Ubuntu has plans
> on replacing SysV init system with upstart, which could solve this
> issue.
> I'm closing this bug. If you feel that's wrong, please reopen it.
> ** Changed in: bacula (Ubuntu)
>        Status: Triaged => Won't Fix

I don't understand why you cannot start Bacula after the network is up and 
running and DNS is serving names.  That is how it works on all other systems. 
We have never run into this problem elsewhere, so I cannot understand why it 
is "unresolvable".

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