Bug 102337 - ifup-ppp mishandles full pathname of CONFIG file
ifup-ppp mishandles full pathname of CONFIG file
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-08-13 19:03 EDT by John Reiser
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-30 15:21:34 EDT
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Description John Reiser 2003-08-13 19:03:00 EDT
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Description of problem:
Trying to invoke ifup-ppp with the full pathname of the CONFIG file usually
fails because of a logic error in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ppp.
-----line 13
  # just in case a full path to the configuration file is passed in
  CONFIG=$(basename $1)
  [ -f "${CONFIG}" ] || CONFIG=ifcfg-${1}
The full pathname is removed by 'basename' on line 14, which forces the
'source_config' on line 16 to fail unless the working directory matches.  (Also
"ifcfg-${1}" makes no sense if $1 is a full pathname.)
This makes it nearly impossible to specify the full pathname of a CONFIG file.

Instead, the logic should be something like
  # just in case a full path to the configuration file is passed in
  [ -f "${CONFIG}" ] || CONFIG=ifcfg-$(basename "${CONFIG}")
which tests the full pathname first before applying basename if needed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. sh -x /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ppp  _full_path_to_CONFIG_file

Actual Results:  + '[' /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
= daemon ']'
++ basename /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
+ CONFIG=ifcfg-Olympus
+ '[' -f ifcfg-Olympus ']'
+ CONFIG=ifcfg-/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
+ source_config
++ basename ifcfg-/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
++ sed 's/^ifcfg-//g'
+ DEVNAME=Olympus
+ basename ifcfg-/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
+ grep -q '[^g]-'
+ . ifcfg-/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ppp: line 35:
ifcfg-/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-Olympus: No such file or

Expected Results:  Use the full pathname for CONFIG.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-15 01:35:00 EDT
AFAIK, it's never actually defined or stated anywhere that using files outside
of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directly should work.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-09-30 15:21:34 EDT
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of

ifup, in its usage, does specify to pass a device name, not a file name. As
such, closing.

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