Bug 1003004 - initscript does not source /etc/sysconfig/cobbler
initscript does not source /etc/sysconfig/cobbler
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: cobbler (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: James C.
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-30 08:59 EDT by Brian J. Murrell
Modified: 2014-08-07 07:47 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: cobbler-2.6.3-1.el6
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Description Brian J. Murrell 2013-08-30 08:59:53 EDT
Description of problem:

It's a common convention for an initscript to source a configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/ to get local configuration changes.  /etc/init.d/cobblerd doesn't do this.

As such there is no way to set something in cobblerd's environment such as proxy configuration.

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/etc/init.d/cobblerd should source /etc/sysconfig/cobblerd for such things as setting a proxy in cobblerd's environment.
Comment 1 James C. 2013-08-30 14:51:19 EDT
Hi Brian, this is a feature request and not really a bug. Could you open an issue over at github so I can track this there? Thanks!
Comment 2 Brian J. Murrell 2013-09-03 10:41:28 EDT

Except that /etc/sysconfig/* is a RHism.  Do you really want to add distro-specific bits to the generic upstream project?
Comment 3 Brian J. Murrell 2013-09-03 10:43:31 EDT
In any case, done: https://github.com/cobbler/cobbler/issues/579
Comment 4 Brian J. Murrell 2013-09-24 13:18:55 EDT
While we wait for upstream to address this, can we please have a patched cobbler package that includes this?
Comment 5 Brian J. Murrell 2014-04-16 14:41:26 EDT
The upstream ticket has been closed with the resolution that the fix is in the 2.6.0 release of cobbler.

I'm re-opening this ticket with an action of of updating the RH cobbler package to the upstream 2.6.0.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-07-17 13:28:24 EDT
cobbler-2.6.2-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-07-18 19:09:56 EDT
cobbler-2.6.3-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2014-07-20 14:01:08 EDT
Package cobbler-2.6.3-1.el6:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing cobbler-2.6.3-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2014-08-07 07:47:51 EDT
cobbler-2.6.3-1.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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