Fedora 18 and Host Name Dashes

I ran into an interesting problem today when installing the newly released Fedora 18. It was quite annoying, so I wanted to document it here. Using the new installer, I configured my computer’s host name to subdomain.domain.com on the network setup page. After I finished the installation, I noticed my host name was still the default localhost.localdomain. I tried the usual tricks to set the host name, but all the following tactics failed:

Running a Wesnoth Server

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn based strategy game that has unique and fun campaigns and great multiplayer maps. Playing on the official server is fun, but sometimes you’ll want a private server on which you and your close friends can play. Installing the Server Software Most popular Linux distributions have the wesnoth-server package available in their repositories. For this example, I’ll be installing this service on a machine running Fedora 17.