How to load squid was Re:localhost

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Feb 11 01:11:03 UTC 2008

On 02/10/2008 04:53 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 02/10/2008 04:42 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> Don't know how you can pre-edit /etc/squid.conf if squid doesn't install...
>>> Can anyone else replicate? If so, perhaps we need to revisit/refile
>>> 12709 or add on to 97505.
>> I'm sorry if I'm missing it, but what did you set the visible_hostname 
>> directive to in squid.conf?
> Haven't got that far.
>> That is one thing that you can't pre-edit, so it does have to be set first.
> I guess that's the point for the 2 bug reports that I pointed to...
> there is *no* /etc/squid.conf available to edit prior to 'sudo apt-get
> install squid'.
> I might be wrong (usually am) but it would appear to me that doing a
> standard apt-get install shouldn't cause a core dump:
>> FATAL: Could not determine fully qualified hostname.  Please set
>> 'visible_hostname'
>> Squid Cache (Version 2.6.STABLE14): Terminated abnormally.
>> CPU Usage: 0.020 seconds = 0.012 user + 0.008 sys
>> Maximum Resident Size: 0 KB
>> Page faults with physical i/o: 0
>> Aborted (core dumped)
> Just tried installing on my test server & got the same output.

I would add that setting visible_hostname in /etc/squid/squid.conf after
the coredump et al, and then

sudo /etc/init.d/squid restart

does work & squid starts just fine afterwards - and yes, even after a
reboot (-:) everything still works. I just find it odd that a bug report
dating back to 2005 showing the problem (core dump/visible_hostname etc)
hasn't been fixed as yet. Perhaps tomorrow I'll find time to tilt at
windmills re 12709 and 97505...

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