Any advisable Linux Distro that does runs "iex --name bob"

Hi Linux users… :slight_smile:
newbie to erlang/elixir.

as of now, using : Elixir 1.9.1 (compiled with Erlang/OTP 22)

I’m trying to find a Linux distro where this command does run sucessfully.
*have been testing Mint20.3 and Zorin (both ubuntus)
on which " iex --name bob …crashes.

Any own config with Erlang + Elixir and Linux Distro that you could share for me.
(I can multi boot on my PC)
I’m not really looking for a fix of msg below - I’d rather - find a config Erl+Elix+OS
that works well out-of-the-box …if any that you knoz of.

BIG Thanks. / Terii
Partial error msg is,

args: []
format: "Can't set long node name!\nPlease check your configuration\n"
label: {error_logger,info_msg}

2022-08-01 18:44:49.535457 crash_report #{label=>{proc_lib,crash},report=>[[{initial_call,{net_kernel,init,[‘Argument__1’]}},{pid,<0.59.0>},{registered_name,[]},{error_info,{exit,{error,badarg}

Hello and welcome,

You might try to use --sname instead (short name)

lol :grin: Correct ! I have just found that too - thanks for the reply though !
(at least works for Mint 20.3)
Merci Le gorille :see_no_evil:

The difference between “long” and “short” names is a fully-qualified domain name - if the machine isn’t configured to know its external DNS name, this can happen. For instance, the code that prints that message is here:

Note that the first time it sees an {:error, :long} result it calls do_load_resolv and then tries itself again. do_load_resolv offers some promising-looking external file references: