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Bug 102555 - Migrating ethernet config keeps old HWADDR
Migrating ethernet config keeps old HWADDR
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 101488
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-08-17 16:23 EDT by Leonard den Ottolander
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:58:07 EST
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Description Leonard den Ottolander 2003-08-17 16:23:14 EDT
Description of problem:

(Running kudzu after exchanging a NIC at first kept the configuration for the
old card although I asked to delete it. Consequently the question to migrate the
old config to the new card wasn't asked. I was unable to reproduce this hickup.
Maybe more on this later.)

After restoring /etc/sysconfig/hwconf, /etc/modules.conf and
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 I reran kudzu. This time it
succesfully deleted the old NIC and asked whether to migrate the old config to
the new card. This resulted in the old config being maintained. Problem is that
also the HWADDR in the config is kept which results in the interface not being
brought down when the network is stopped:

Shutting down interface eth0:  Device eth0 has different MAC address than
expected, ignoring.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Expected results:

When migrating a NIC config the hardware address (HWADDR) should be updated in
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-17 21:09:48 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 101488 ***
Comment 2 Leonard den Ottolander 2003-08-18 08:29:13 EDT
Right. I did query Severn for kudzu bugs but I didn't query Taroon. Something to
And ah, I see kudzu was updated on friday in RawHide. Also missed that. Just got
all the updates thursday ;) .
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:58:07 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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