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Hostname question

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:12 pm
by ImpWarfare
Why is it that the hostname on the Mint Debian Edition requires to be fully lowercase letters with no caps lock? On the standard version Ubuntu-based releases it works with caps lock and can have the first letter of the computer name in capitals but not on the Debian Edition. Is there a reason for this? Debian itself if I recall doesn't have this as a restriction so why Mint?

Re: Hostname question

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
by gm10
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lmde3-hostname.png

Re: Hostname question

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:15 pm
by Emerson Prado
gm10 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
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In Cindy installer, in "User info" dialog, if you try to enter a hostname with upper case letters, you'll get an alert saying "The hostname must be lower case".

Re: Hostname question

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:09 pm
by gm10
Ah, you didn't say this was about the installer. I don't know why the one you used forces lower case - hostnames are only lower case by convention, not by rule, so you can change it to whatever you want later on as shown in my screenshot. Note that there is also no rule to preserve case in hostnames though so some software processing it may lower case it regardless.