XFree86 / XDarwin and change of hostname

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Sun Feb 25 08:16:09 PST 2007

On Feb 24, 2007, at 7:53 PM, Tabitha McNerney wrote:
> No, I did not rebooted. Is rebooting required, such that X be able  
> to handle the new indirectly-changed hostname?

maybe? X11 is dumb ... I would try it (or at least stop and re-start X).

> What should one do if, say, a spelling error in the Computer Name  
> (and therefore in the hostname) has been discovered after numerous  
> MacPorts have been built (including ports such as X)? How many  
> other ports, I wonder, are built and configured by incorporating  
> the Computer Name and/or indirectly the hostname, which is subject  
> to change?

I don't know of other ports that care about your hostname.

NetInfo did/used to care but I imagine that using the GUI to change  
the Computer Name takes care of that for you.

Daniel J. Luke
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